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Great Famine

Mythbusting and MOPE

Liam Kennedy, Unhappy the Land: The Most Oppressed People Ever, the Irish? (Merrion Press, 2015, 272 pps, €24.99 PB, ISBN 978-1-785370298).

It is in some ways a shame that Liam Kennedy’s book came out when it did. The publication was undoubtedly … Read More

The Great Famine in Leitrim

Gerard MacAtasney, The dead buried by the dying: The Great Famine in Leitrim (Merrion Press, 2014, 304pp, €24.99 PB, ISBN 978-1-908928504)

The great wave of interest in Famine studies in the 1990s somewhat subsided in the early part of … Read More