The Irish Famine

Find out all about the Irish Famine & the sufferings of our Irish ancestors.

  1. The Irish Famine – The Land Of The Free

    The Irish Famine  – The Land Of The Free
    No Irish Need Apply No Irish need apply – a heartbreaking sentence that swept across America after a mass migration of Irish refugees hit the US shores. The influx of refugees caused upheaval to major parts of America and the American people became discontented by the disruption to their way of living. The million Irish peasants who were now living...
  2. The Irish Famine – The Landlords

    The Irish Famine – The Landlords
    The 1840's in Ireland was a time of survival, sorrow and torment. The unbearable oppression that the Irish suffered under English control contributed heavily to the huge amount of deaths during the Irish famine. Afraid that the Irish would become dependent on state aid they ordered the closure of soup kitchens and added further to the sufferings of the impoverished...

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