The Great Irish Famine is possibly the most pivotal event/experience in modern Irish history. Its global reach and implications cannot be overstated. In terms of mortality, it is now widely accepted that over a million people perished between the years 1845-1852 and  at least one million and a quarter fled the country

Winner of the IEBS best Irish published book of the year 2012

ISBN 978-185918-479-0, €59, £55, Hardback, 299 x 237mm, 728pp, 200 maps and 400 illustrations, 60 contributors, 2012


...this is likely to prove one of the most original and enduring studies of the grievous famine -            Toby Barnard, Oxford University 

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