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The Famine in Mayo: a portrait from contemporary sources 1845-1850 compiled and edited by Ivor Hamrock

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The Great Famine of 1845-1849 was the most tragic episode of Irish history. Mayo was one of the counties that suffered most, losing one third of its population through death and emigration. This book provides a comprehensive picture of life in famine times covering topics such as diet, evictions, emigration, workhouses and relief measures. The material is drawn entirely from contemporary sources - eyewitness accounts, official records and reports in local newspapers of the period and is illustrated with prints, photographs and maps. Researched and compiled by Ivor Hamrock, Senior Library Assistant.

Reviews:

Compulsive reading…….
Powerful and touching…..
This is easily in the running for the best local famine history we've seen.
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Books Ireland

A comprehensive record of the famine and it's dire effects on the county. A visually pleasing and rewarding publication.
-Irish Times

A graphic and immediate picture of the horrors of the time.
-Sunday Tribune

Paperback 152 pages 65 illustrations ISBN 0951962450
Date of publication: 2004
PRICE €10 (inc. postage)

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