Ireland's National Public Service Media
Meáin Náisiúnta Seirbhíse Poiblí na hÉireann
22.02 - 23.00
The History Show Thursday 3 January 2013
In this special four part series, The History Show with Myles Dungan explores how the Great Famine swept through Ireland in the mid 1800s and changed the country forever.
This programme examines people's desperation to get out of Ireland during the famine.
Gerard Moran (NUI Maynooth) and Marita Foster (University College Cork)
Report on board a coffin ship. Gerard Moran (NUI Maynooth) on one man who highlighted coffin ship conditions.
A collage of emigration memories from those who grew up in the aftermath of the famine.
Report from New York
Former President of Ireland, Mary Robinson of her visit to Gross Isle, Canada
Historian Ciaran J. Reilly on emigrant from Strokestown Estate
New York based musician, Mick Moloney on emigration songs
Marita Foster (University College Cork)
Gerard Moran (NUI Maynooth)