An Gorta Mor

The Great Famine

Hunger and desperation forced thousands into the overcrowded workhouses and put enormous pressure on relief schemes which attempted to alleviate the distress. Over three quarters of a million people died during the Famine, mainly from diseases such as cholera. Between 1845 and 1851 over 1,500,000 people emigrated from Ireland. ~from poster “The Famine” Cobh Heritage Center, May 2014.

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      1. I will and have just found a second hand copy for sale. Thought I recognised the name – Thomas Keneally of Schindler’s List fame! Reckon this book might be slightly similar vein as Swedish writer Vilhelm Moeberg’s novel ‘The Emigrants’ based on a family part of the quarter million Swedes who left their country owing to starvation and death.

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