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.
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’.
Poetry and Paul Kelly’s preferences provide insight into the singer/songwriter’s mind.
Mary Mc Connell entered the workhouse in Belfast in July 1847 as an orphan and a pauper.
Mary Ann McMaster came to Australia under the Earl Grey Scheme.
In the eyes of Imperial social engineers, the Famine orphans were young marriageable women who would bring a stabilizing influence to a rough masculine colonial society.
Rosanna was typical of the Irish famine orphans. McClaughlin’s research shows that on average they married at 19 years, most to older men within three years of landing, and had nine children
By Frank O’Shea The word ‘amnesia’ was heard several times at the Famine round table in the Williamstown Town Hall on October 28. It was used to describe the way that Ireland seemed to have forgotten about the Great Famine of 1845-51 until it was brought to public discourse following the publication of Cecil Woodham-Smith’s …