The History Show Thursday 3 January 2013

Blighted Nation

Blighted Nation

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.

BLIGHTED NATION EPISODE 3 FULL PROGRAMME

This programme examines people's desperation to get out of Ireland during the famine.

Pre Famine Emigration & Who Left During the Famine

Gerard Moran (NUI Maynooth) and Marita Foster (University College Cork)

Coffin Ships

Report on board a coffin ship. Gerard Moran (NUI Maynooth) on one man who highlighted coffin ship conditions.

Assisted Emigration

Gerard Moran (NUI Maynooth) and Marita Foster (University College Cork)

Community Memories of Emigration

A collage of emigration memories from those who grew up in the aftermath of the famine.

Staten Island Quarantine Centre

Report from New York

Attitudes to Emigrants in Britain and Canada

Gerard Moran (NUI Maynooth) and Marita Foster (University College Cork)

Mary Robinson on Gross Isle

Former President of Ireland, Mary Robinson of her visit to Gross Isle, Canada

Irish in New York

Gerard Moran (NUI Maynooth) and Marita Foster (University College Cork)

Strokestown Estate Emigrants

Historian Ciaran J. Reilly on emigrant from Strokestown Estate

Where and How Emigrants in New York Lived

Report from New York

Boston Pilot & Letters Home

Gerard Moran (NUI Maynooth) and Marita Foster (University College Cork)

Emigration Songs

New York based musician, Mick Moloney on emigration songs

How the Irish Changed the US

Marita Foster (University College Cork)

Most Irish Americans are not Catholic

Gerard Moran (NUI Maynooth)

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