‘No imagination can conceive —no tongue express—no brush paint—the horrors of the scenes which are daily exhibited in Ireland’, observed Senator Henry Clay in 1847. Calling upon the support of […]

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In August of 1849, in London, a huge property was put up for auction: the former Martin Estate in Connemara. According to the prospectus: It is impossible for the mind […]

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Currently in pre-production, Poorhouse is a half-hour drama set during the period of the Great Famine. The film is co-written and directed by Frank Stapelton and adapted from a story […]

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The Third Irish Genealogical Congress will take place on 22-28September 1997 in St Patrick’s College, Maynooth. A number ofpresentations on the Famine are planned as part of the 150thanniversary. Another […]

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Cambridge University History Faculty, in association with HistoryIreland, is holding a one day symposium on The Irish Famine andMigration  at Queens’ College, Cambridge on Sunday 31 March 1996. Thesymposium forms […]

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