Tagged with Irish Famine

Surviving the Famine on Achill Island

Surviving the Famine on Achill Island

The book provides a cameo of life of the poor Irish tenant farming families during the Famine and even those who recanted and were given tenancy and accommodation in the Mission land found that the promises made to them were not realised. Continue reading

Trevor McClaughlin’s latest challenge….

Trevor McClaughlin’s latest challenge….

A FEATURE by TREVOR McCLAUGHLIN Reiterating some challenges to readers/researchers in his latest powerful blog. This blog is based on a talk to the International Irish Famine commemoration in Sydney in 2013. An edited version was published in Tinteán and the challenges frustratingly still remain.  It is reproduced here with permission of the author in the hopes of inspiring … Continue reading

John Behan RHA
 ‘Famine’

John Behan RHA
 ‘Famine’

Nature of event: Sculpture Exhibition Where: Solomon Fine Art Gallery, Balfe Street, Dublin 2 When: Friday 7th November to Saturday 29th November 2014 Cost: Free entry Further information: Ph: Tara Murphy at +353 86 8142380; Behan_2014 (catalogue); Solomon Gallery ; From 7-29 November 2014 Solomon Fine Art is delighted to be hosting a solo exhibition of work by Ireland’s foremost sculptor in … Continue reading

The Atlas of the Great Irish Famine

The Atlas of the Great Irish Famine

The Atlas of the Great Irish Famine, published by Cork University Press and co-edited by Michael Murphy, won the Irish Published Book of the Year. The Famine is the most pivotal event in Irish modern history. Over a million people perished between 1845 -1852 and well over a million others fled to Europe, America, Australia and other … Continue reading