Famine

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Ireland to Montreal – 1859

Freeman’s Journal 30th December, 1859 p.3 It will be in the recollection of many of our readers that during the famine years of 1847 and 1848 there was an unusual emigration from Ireland to Canada and the United States. Numbers of those who thus left their native land expired from ship fever, caused by utter … Continue reading

Galway/Clare – 1851

Pembrokeshire Herald and General Advertiser 3rd October, 1851 (abridged) The Boards of Guardians of the different Unions persist in their refusal to make rates for the repayment of the Government advances. Among the repudiators whose proceedings are recorded this week, are the Guardians of the Galway and Clare Unions and a meeting has been called … Continue reading

Food and fuel – 1925

The Brisbane Courier 30th January, 1925 The Dublin correspondent of the ‘Daily Chronicle” states that reports fiom Donegal, Kerry, Galway, and Connemara disclose that thousands are suffering distress owing to a food and fuel famine due to torrential rain and floods during recent months. The conditions are likened to the potato famines in 1847 and … Continue reading

Famine – 1831

The Sydney Monitor 8th October, 1831 p4 (abridged) I had just closed this article when a friend sent me, at my request, an account of the import of foods from Ireland up to the 1st day of June. It is imperfect because it only gives an account of the imports in London and Liverpool, leaving … Continue reading

Foy’s Hill? – 1847

Epidemic Diseases of the Great Famine Published in 18th–19th – Century History, Features, Issue 1 (Spring 1996), The Famine, Volume 4 (abridged) In December 1846, the board of health in Drumkeeran, County Leitrim, resolved to hire a house for use as a fever hospital, there being no such institution within a radius of eighteen miles. … Continue reading

Import/Export Ireland 1847

https://widgetworld3.wordpress.com/podcasts/ The Cork Examiner, 21 June 1847 – IMPORT OF PROVISIONS. THE following arrivals have been entered in the Custom House since our last publication : –per Ajax Steamer from London – 209 bags biscuit Timandra from Cavilla – 2250 quarters Indian Corn Kate from Galatz – 1300 quarters Indian Corn Marchioness of Bute – … Continue reading

FAMINE

Adapted from William Bennett, Narrative of a Recent Journey of Six Weeks in Ireland. London: C. Gilpin, 1847, pp. 25-9. We spent the whole morning visiting these hovels, followed by an ever increasing group of wretched creatures, who begged for help. We avoided houses known to contain the fever.  Some were easily identifiable by the small … Continue reading

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