The Great Famine

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  1. The Famine in Bantry Union
    Geraldine Powell
    There was no happy ending and this vital work, combining archival research and social history, seeks to lay bare the factors that led to the events of the famine in Bantry Union.
  2. The Killing of Major Denis Mahon : A Mystery of Old Ireland
    Peter QC Duffy
    At the height of the Irish Famine, now considered the greatest social disaster to strike nineteenth-century Europe, Anglo-Irish landlord Major Denis Mahon was assassinated as he drove his carriage through his property in County Roscommon.
  3. The Preacher and the Prelate: The Achill Mission Colony and the Battle for Souls in Famine Ireland
    Patricia Byrne
    This is the extraordinary story of an audacious fight for souls on famine-ravaged Achill Island during the nineteenth century. The flood of hostility between Edward Nangle and John MacHale exposes the fault-lines of religion, society and politics in nineteenth-century Ireland.
  4. Coming Home: Art and the Great Hunger
    Niamh O'Sullivan
    Coming Home: Art and the Great Hunger is an important act of cultural reconnection with Ireland's past and living diaspora, and is a major cultural, educational, and tourist event of local, national, and international interest.
  5. A Pocket History of the Irish Famine
    Tony Potter
    This book explains what happened before and during the Famine, with an account of the consequences of this epic tragedy.
  6. Across the Western Ocean Songs of Leaving and Arriving
    Mick Moloney
    For centuries Irish people on both sides of the Atlantic have expressed some of their deepest cultural concerns and memories through song. Passed on orally and in print, they afforded a portal through which everyday experience was filtered and understood.
  7. Subjects Lacking Words? The Gray Zone of the Great Famine
    Breandán Mac Suibhne
    In the time of Ireland’s Great Famine, poor people were, in places, so “reduced” that they treated each other with brutal callousness. In later years, some people, who themselves suffered in the 1840s, were ashamed of having failed to offer human solidarity to others in distress. Yet if there were subjects lacking words—
  8. Ultimate Witnesses: The Visual Culture of Death, Burial and Mourning in Famine Ireland
    Niamh Ann Kelly
    The devastation of disease, the pace of death and fears of contagion not only altered the practices of mourning and burial during the calamitous height of the Famine, but have also shaped its visual representation and ongoing patterns of remembrance. (Series: Famine Folios)
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