Quaker relief work in Ireland"s great hunger
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Published by Quaker Tapestry Scheme in Kendal .
Written in English


  • Famines -- Ireland -- History -- 19th century.,
  • Food relief -- Ireland -- History -- 19th century.,
  • Quakers -- Ireland -- History -- 19th century.,
  • Ireland -- History -- Famine, 1845-1852.

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Edition Notes

StatementRobin B. Goodbody.
SeriesQuaker Tapestry Booklets
ContributionsQuaker Tapestry Scheme.
The Physical Object
Pagination32p. :
Number of Pages32
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL22334159M
ISBN 100951158171

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The Great Irish Famine (Gill and Macmillan, and ), Repeal and Revolution. in Ireland (Manchester University Press, ), and Daniel O’Connell and Abolition. The Saddest People the Sun Sees (Pickering and Chatto, ), and her most recent book, Charity and the Great Hunger in Ireland. The Kindness of Strangers Author: Christine Kinealy. Ireland's Great Hunger Institute at Quinnipiac University January 14 Please join the Famine Summer School, ‘Landlords and Tenants, the good, the bad and the ugly’, taking place June at Strokestown Park, Co. Roscommon, Ireland.5/5(1). - Explore breegecassidy's board "Irish Famine" on Pinterest. See more ideas about Irish famine, Irish and Ireland pins. The U.S. government removed guns from its warships to make more room for supplies. In alone, ships carried twenty thousand tons of clothing, flour, meal, and Indian corn to Irish ports. Everything was put at the disposal of the Society of Friends, the great Quaker organization in Ireland whose only aim centered on helping the by:

Biographies of Irish people - historical, literary, religious, etc. Ireland’s Welcome to the Stranger (also on Kindle) is an American widow’s account of her travels in Ireland in –45 on the eve of the Great Famine. Sailing from New York, she set out to determine the condition of the Irish poor and discover why so many were emigrating to her home country. The Great Famine of was not the first time that Ireland had seen famine. There was famine in when the oat crop failed and the potatoes were not sufficient to make up the difference. Another famine in was caused by a very cold winter when . was the worst year of Irelands An Gorta Mor, the Great Hunger, in which the living envied the dead and starvation and emigration cut Irelands population by half. Its cries were heard in the United States where it provided a diversion and, for some, redemption during the War with Mexico/5. Philanthropist / Author. This amazing Quaker from New York saved many lives in Ireland during her time as she came to “personally investigate the condition of the Irish poor.” Her sketches and snapshots, vividly recaptured individuals also many events during one of the most horrific periods of Irish history. [i] She had an Evangelical belief in the Social Reform of all classes of persons.

The ‘Great Famine’ in Ireland, as history calls it, was the result of generations of neglect, misrule and repression by England. It was an epic of English colonial cruelty and inadequacy that has been seen in the history of many lands that came under the rule of the British Empire.   The acclaimed historian Mrs Cecil Woodham Smith, in her book The Great Hunger (the most widely read work on Irish history) sums it all up perfectly: ‘All this wretchedness and misery could, almost without exception, be traced to a single source - the system under which land had come to be occupied and owned in Ireland, a system produced by. The Ireland’s Great Hunger Museum of Hamden, CT will present a program on the Orphan Train Riders, a group of an estimated , children, many of whom were Irish, who were transported from New York City to live with families in rural America during the 19th century.. Writer and photographer Tom Riley, who has been speaking publicly about the topic for 20 years and has written two books on.   Posted 2/28/97 AM, messages.