Sesuicentenary only a handful of studies EXAMINED THE IMPACT OF FAMINE ON the impact of Famine on anded estates In the social memory of the Great Famine at Strokestown the assisted emigration of people to Canada the
*murder of Major Denis Mahon in and the subseuent clearance of as many as tenants from the *of Major Denis Mahon in and the subseuent clearance of as many as tenants from the between to predominates While it is certainly true that the emigration schemes and the clearances caused considerable unrest which contributed to the murder of Denis Mahon social memory if eft untested can hide many other complexities of the Famine The existence of the Strokestown Famine archive highlights that there are still major uestions to be answered in relation to the greatest social calamity in modern Irish history For example How widespread and effectiv.
Ciaran Reilly Ô 7 REVIEWE were ocal efforts
to alleviate thealleviate the of the impoverished how alleviate the plight of the impoverished How the ocal community react to the clearance of thousands of people Who benefited from these clearances How did those who emigrated fare in their receiving communities This book offers answers to some of these crucial uestions The value of any historical account arises not only from its veracity detail and clear
delivery but also from its engaging presentation this book delivers it all Ciar n Reilly provides astounding insights into thebut also from its engaging presentation this book delivers it all Ciar n Reilly provides astounding insights into the of andless aborers and their families just before and during the horrific Great Famine Of particular note is the volume of old photos illustrations documents and drawings that grace many pages The Celtic Connection June Subject History Irish Studies. The Strokestown Park Archive is one of the argest estate collections in
existence in irelandin Ireland documents comprising rentals eases accounts correspondence maps drawings architectural plans and photographs Of particular importance are existence in Ireland withthan documents comprising rentals Slo Mo! leases accounts correspondence maps drawings architectural plans and photographs Of particular importance are papers that relate to the Great Irish Famine This book introduces the reader to the archive and provides an microscopic insight into the many and varied experiences of Famine for those who inhabited the estate in the s Documents from the archive many of which have not seen theight of day since they were generated almost years ago illuminate the text and provide the reader with a uniue insight into Famine Ireland the s and ater witnessed outpouring of scholarly work on the Great Famine to commemorate the.