The artist Hossein Valamanesh always insisted the monument was not just about the Great Irish Famine but about all famine. For me, this is what makes it a great monument.
The tumultuous life and times of Julia Brien.
DNA testing brings together many generations later cousins descended from a Famine orphan Jane Feeney.
She wasn’t simply an obscure name on a family tree. Her name appeared in the archives, documents from which I could determine meaning.
Jaki McCarrick talks about the writing, at ‘white heat’, of her play, ‘Belfast Girls’.
The seventh in Tinteán‘s Famine Orphan Girls Series by a descendant, Chrissy Fletcher. Elizabeth Sharkey is my grandmother’s grandmother, through an all-female line. I like to imagine this line as a fine gold thread coming from my heart and connecting me from mother to mother, spanning the oceans and the centuries back to a …
Mary Mc Connell entered the workhouse in Belfast in July 1847 as an orphan and a pauper.
Stories about women who made an indelible impression on their children are often preserved in family folklore handed down the generations, but memory of Margaret Cooke doesn’t appear to have survived in this way…
Anyone who has dabbled in researching Famine Orphan girls will recognise the vast amount of work and skill involved in this collection of histories.
Life was not easy for Jane and Bridget, two of at least fifty famine orphan girls who were gaoled in NSW from the 1850s to 1900.