The Great Hunger – An Gorta Mor

Famine Memorial, Doolough Pass Road, County Mayo.

In Ireland, today is the National Famine Commemoration Day – Lá Cuimhneacháin Náisiúnta an Ghorta Mhóir.  It marks a tragedy which contributed to the halving of the Irish population in the nineteenth century. Many books have been written, many arguments have been had, many films have been inspired by the events.  The arguments, I think, continue.

This short film showcases some images abour the Famine and some facts from the Atlas of the Great Irish Famine edited by John Crowley, William J.Smyth, Mike Murphy.

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