The Famine in Ulster: The Regional Impact

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Christine Kinealy, Trevor Parkhill
Ulster Historical Foundation, Dec 31, 1996 - History - 247 pages
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This volume corrects that distortion "the Famine didn't happen in Ulster." Ulster was indeed spared what a local newspaper called "the horrors of Skibereen," but nonetheless, the severity of the famine, particularly in the winter 1846-7, is all too apparent in each of the nine counties. 95 inmates of Lurgan Workhouse died in one week in February 1847; and 351 people queued to get into Enniskillen Workhouse in one day. What was done to limit the tragedy? Contentious issues such as the effectiveness of government relief measures, the response of local landlords, and the role of the churches are all assessed.

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Contents

THE FAMINE IN COUNTY ANTRIM
15
THE FAMINE IN COUNTY ARMAGH
35
THE FAMINE IN COUNTY CAVAN
59
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