The Famine Irish: Emigration and the Great Hunger

Editor : Ciaran Reilly

The Famine Irish: Emigration and the Great Hunger

Book Details

  • Publisher : The History Press
  • Published : April 2016
  • Cover : Paperback
  • Pages : 272
  • Category :
    Popular Psychology
  • Catalogue No : 96626
  • ISBN 13 : 9781845888909
  • ISBN 10 : 1845888901

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From a range of leading academics and historians, this collection of essays examines Irish emigration during the Great Famine of the 1840s. From the mechanics of how this was arranged to the fate of the men, women and children who landed on the shores of the nations of the world, this work provides a remarkable insight into one of the most traumatic and transformative periods of Ireland's history. More importantly, this collection of essays demonstrates how the Famine Irish influenced and shaped the worlds in which they settled, while also examining some of the difficulties they faced in doing so.

About the Editor(s)

Dr Ciarán Reilly is an historian of nineteenth and twentieth century Irish history with particular interest in the Great Irish Famine; country houses; landed estates, and the Irish Revolution, 1912-23.

Dr Reilly’s research has led to a number of important public engagements including conferences, public lectures, schools liaison and a host of television, radio and print media activities. His research collaborations include those with university colleagues in Ireland, Britain, Finland, South Africa and the USA. He is a founding member of the European Forum for the Study of Country Houses and Landed Estates and a member of the International Network of Irish Famine Studies and the North American Irish Famine Network.

His publications include:
Capard: An Irish Country House & Estate
The Land Agent, 1700-1920
Women and the Great Hunger in Ireland
The Famine Irish: Emigration and the Great Hunger
The Irish Land Agent, 1830-60: the Case of King's County
Strokestown and the Great Irish Famine
John Plunket Joly and the Great Famine in King's County
Edenderry, County Offaly and the Downshire estate, 1790-1800

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