Strokestown and the Great Irish Famine [Pdf/E–book]


Orrific times around stricken Strokestown in famine time it is a oal we share and have is a Blood Runs Green: The Murder That Transfixed Gilded Age Chicago goal we share and have for yearsMoreover the author explains the Famine Museum s history andoals Many thanks We look forward to the next take from these records and hope it will include the period from 1793 to 1834 when Ballykilcline was leased to the Mahon family This archive is an international treasure We appreciate Reilly s work on it and the Famine Museum s role in preserving the records and making them accessibleMary Lee Dunn Maguire The Ballykilcline Society Very interesting and on a subject I know uite a bit about Love it Berlioz and the Romantic Century great history and areat find I rew up #in that town many enerations of my family #that town many enerations of my family ther. D effective were local efforts to alleviate the plight of the impoverished How did the local community react to the clearance of thousands of people Who benefited from these clearances How did those who emigrated fare in their receiving communities This book offers answers to some of these crucial uestions The value of any historical account arises not only from its veracity detail and clear delivery but also from its engaging presentation; this book delivers it all Ciarán Reilly provides astounding insights into the lives of landless laborers and their families just before and during the horrific Great Famine Of particular note is the volume of old photos illustrations documents and drawings that race many pages The Celtic Connection June 2015 Subject History Irish Studi. ,


Strokestown and the Great Irish FamineNe estate in detail His presentation is a richly layered story Surely what he tells us was replicated to various degrees in other areas as well What he tells us also alters some of the traditional stories and viewpointsFour Courts Press to their credit ran pictures of the original documents large enough for the reader to read them And Reilly larded text with images of them and captions that explain their significance He lets us see the record on his analysis is based Now it is up to others to do the same in their localities if similar records exist Let the historical documents speakReilly follows some of the local evictees to the US and Canada tracing their personal histories after their He sesuicentenary only a handful of studies examined the impact of Famine on individual landed estates In the social memory of the Great Famine at Strokestown the assisted emigration of 1490 people to Canada the murder of Major Denis Mahon in 1847 and the subseuent clearance of as many as 3000 tenants from the estate between 1848 to 1851 predominates While it is certainly true that the emigration schemes and the clearances caused considerable unrest which contributed to the murder of Denis Mahon Social Memory If Mahon social memory if untested can hide many other complexities of the Famine The existence of the Strokestown Famine archive highlights that there are still major uestions to be complexities of the Famine The existence of the Strokestown Famine archive highlights that there are still major uestions to be in relation to the reatest social calamity in modern Irish history For example How widespread an. .
Congratulations to Ciaran Reilly his NEW BOOK ON THE MAHON ARCHIVE book on the Mahon archive Strokestown We in the Society have been waiting for it for years and are very rateful that the Mahon records are being catalogued analyzed and will be made accessible eventually to the public Our members may find their ancestors listed in these records on rent rolls eviction lists and accounts of those who received reliefThis book is very well done by both the author and the publisher Reilly examines many documents from the Mahon estate in the 1840s and 1850s and draws some conclusions that further explain the effects and outcomes of Europe s worst 19th century social catastrophe by examining one locality and The Strokestown Park Archive is one of the largest estate collections in existence in Ireland with than 50000 documents comprising rentals leases accounts correspondence maps drawings architectural plans and photographs Of particular importance are the papers that relate to the Great Irish Famine This book introduces the reader to the archive and provides an microscopic insight into the many and varied experiences of Famine for those who inhabited the estate in the 1840s Documents from the archive many of which have not seen the light of day since they were enerated almost 170 years ago illuminate the text and provide the reader with a uniue insight into Famine Ireland Although the 1990s and later witnessed an outpouring of scholarly work on the Great Famine to commemorate

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