The History Show Friday 4 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 4 FULL PROGRAMME

Does Ireland still bear the scars of the famine?

Aftermath, Land, Landscape, Property

Boston College historian, Prof Kevin Whelan; writer, Colm Toibin and social historian, Cathal Poirteir

Emigrants, Silence, Memory

Report from New York: famine memory. Boston College historian, Prof Kevin Whelan; writer, Colm Toibin and social historian, Cathal Poirteir.

The Diaspora

Former President of Ireland, Mary Robinson; Boston College historian, Prof Kevin Whelan and writer, Colm Toibin.

Epigenetics/Psychological After Effects?

Consultant Psychiatrist, Brendan Kelly; Clinical psychologist, Trisha McDonnell; psychiatrist Garrett O'Connor; science writer, Sean Duke; writer, Colm Toibin; historians Kevin Whelan and Cathal Poirteir.

Irish Language/Irish Literary Revival

Boston College historian, Prof Kevin Whelan; writer, Colm Toibin and social historian, Cathal Poirteir.

A Great Silence?

Boston College historian, Prof Kevin Whelan; writer, Colm Toibin and social historian, Cathal Poirteir.

Rise of the Catholic Church

Boston College historian, Prof Kevin Whelan; writer, Colm Toibin and social historian, Cathal Poirteir.

What If?

Boston College historian, Prof Kevin Whelan; writer, Colm Toibin and social historian, Cathal Poirteir.

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