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  • The Famine in Ulster
  • Dewey Decimal Number: 941.6081
  • No. of Copies: 2
  • Authors: Trevor Parkhill / Christine Kinealy
  • Publisher: Ulster Historical Foundation
  • Publication Date: 2014
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  • Publisher City: Belfast
  • No. of Pages: 258
  • ISBN: 9781909556171
  • Format: Paperback
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The Famine didn't happen in Ulster' has been one of the most unchallenged myths in recent Irish history. This volume corrects that distortion by giving an account of how each of the nine counties fared during 'this great calamity'. Ulster was indeed spared what a local newspaper called 'the horrors of Skibbereen'. Nonetheless, the severity of the famine for much of the population, particularly in the winter of 1846-7, is all too apparent in each of the counties. Ninety-five inmates of Lurgan workhouse died in one week in February 1847; 351 people queued to get into Enniskillen workhouse in one day, emigration continued at an increasing pace and fever hospitals were full