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The Great Irish Famine Online

Added: 01 Oct 2018 Contributor: Dave O'Mahony Resource type: Guide/notes / Project / Reference / Tool

This site, from the Geography Department, University College Cork and Department of Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht provides us with new ways of seeing the Famine, by revealing the complex local and regional dimensions, which raises questions about the social conditions which prevailed in different localities and the diverse responses in terms of relief. Behind the maps are the stories of individuals and communities and how they fared during this traumatic period.

How it maps to the curriculum

SESE History

Strand: Eras of Change & Conflict

Strand unit: The Great Famine

Content objective:
This resource should enable a child to:

  • become familiar with aspects of these periods
  • examine and become familiar with evidence which informs us about the lives of people in the periods studied, their thoughts and concerns, especially evidence which may be found locally
  • record the place of peoples and events on appropriate timelines

Strand: 2. The History of Ireland

Strand unit: 7. The Great Famine


Strand: Later Modern Ireland

Strand unit: 4 Diaspora 1840-1966

Meta information

  • Asset type: Online Resource
  • Language: English
  • Rights: All rights reserved
  • Cost: No
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