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Wednesday, 1 April 2015

The Famine in North Cork

 Friday 10th April 2015 at 20:00
The Famine in North Cork

Location: E Centre, Baker's Road, Charleville, Co. Cork

Additional Information: Charleville Heritage Society has organised a fascinating illustrated talk to take place on the 10th of April. The talks is entitled "The Famine in North Cork" and will be given by Mike Murphy of the Geography Dept. UCC - a cartographer and one of three Editors of the "Atlas of the Great Irish Famine". The atlas has in excess of seven hundred pages and includes expert analyses from over fifty contributors. Two hundred original maps have been drawn for the publication, of which seventy are data maps based on the 1841-1851 census. Along with the maps, other images such as photographs, paintings, original material and documents from the time, combine to give a comprehensive and indeed widely acclaimed new insight into the Great Irish Famine. The Great Irish Famine between 1845-1852 was probably the most pivotal event in modern Irish history. In excess of 1 million people perished and at least 1.25 million left Ireland never to return. The lecture is a chronological journey using the rich images from the Atlas. It begins with the upheaval of the Cromwellian plantations of the 17th century, charting the population and economic pressures in pre-Famine Ireland, exploring the effects of the Famine on Ireland and beyond. The Famine's aftermath, will be examined, showing how it shaped modern Ireland and the Irish worldwide. The lecture will conclude by showing how Famine still casts its shadow over many parts of the world to this day. For more information on this event email

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