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    Charity and the Great Irish Famine

    Charity and the Great Irish Famine

    The Great Irish Famine was one of the most devastating humanitarian disasters of the nineteenth century. In a period of only five years, Ireland lost approximately 25% of its population through a combination of death and emigration. How could such a tragedy have occurred at the heart of the vast, and resource-rich, British Empire? You’re probably aware that we received charitable aid from countries like Britain and America – but in fact, it extended a lot further than this as Christine Kinealy told Louise Denvir. Christine Kinealy’s new book, Charity and the Great Hunger in Ireland explores this question by focusing ...


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