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A Starving People: Life and Death in West Clare, 1845-1851 Ignatius Murphy

A Starving People: Life and Death in West Clare, 1845-1851

Ignatius Murphy

Published May 1st 1996
ISBN : 9780716525875
Paperback
113 pages
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For this case study, the author consulted manuscripts archived in Ireland and Britain, parliamentary papers and other official documents of the period, contemporary newspapers, and secondary sources. To throw into relief the full and terrible impactMoreFor this case study, the author consulted manuscripts archived in Ireland and Britain, parliamentary papers and other official documents of the period, contemporary newspapers, and secondary sources. To throw into relief the full and terrible impact of the famine, he does not confine himself to the famine years. His study of the later years reveals them as an aftermath, and Before the Famine Struck (a scene setting introduction) fortuitously provides a most valuable and detailed account of life in an Irish parish before all changed, a remote parish by some standards and yet a holiday resort!