G I Famine https://thegreathunger1845.webs.com/apps/photos/ G I Famine Daniel O'Connell https://thegreathunger1845.webs.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=76156129 76156129 Famine cemetery, Cork https://thegreathunger1845.webs.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=76156130 76156130 Flag of Montserrat The flag bears the symbols of an Irish slave woman with a cross and harp. https://thegreathunger1845.webs.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=76156133 76156133 Culloden https://thegreathunger1845.webs.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=76156134 76156134 "Lazy bed" and thatched cottage. https://thegreathunger1845.webs.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=76156135 76156135 https://thegreathunger1845.webs.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=76156136 76156136 Starving family https://thegreathunger1845.webs.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=76156137 76156137 https://thegreathunger1845.webs.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=76156138 76156138 Young Irish Laborer https://thegreathunger1845.webs.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=76156139 76156139 Lord Lucan https://thegreathunger1845.webs.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=76156140 76156140 Sir Robert Peel https://thegreathunger1845.webs.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=76156141 76156141 Lord Trevelyan https://thegreathunger1845.webs.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=76156142 76156142 The man who took many of the contemporary photos here. https://thegreathunger1845.webs.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=76156143 76156143 Famine era church https://thegreathunger1845.webs.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=76156144 76156144 Couple at prayer- modern era. https://thegreathunger1845.webs.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=76156146 76156146 Curraghmen https://thegreathunger1845.webs.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=76156147 76156147 Meadovale Dairy at Churchtown, Cork. https://thegreathunger1845.webs.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=76156148 76156148 Mountain cot. https://thegreathunger1845.webs.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=76156149 76156149 Old gent. https://thegreathunger1845.webs.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=76156150 76156150 https://thegreathunger1845.webs.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=76170356 76170356 https://thegreathunger1845.webs.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=76156353 76156353 Ruins https://thegreathunger1845.webs.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=76156354 76156354 The Irish Burden Punch- An English labourer struggles under the weight of a grinning Irish peasant, carrying a sack with 50,000, the amount of a relief grant recently given to Ireland. https://thegreathunger1845.webs.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=76156355 76156355 Emigration- the Answer. Punch- This cartoon, appearing July 15, 1848, appears to be anonymous. It portrays a poor family in Ireland and a prosperous family living abroad. Notice the strained inclusion of a shovel among the prosperous family, a symbol of labor. The entire caption reads "Here and There; or, Emigration a Remedy." https://thegreathunger1845.webs.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=76156356 76156356 "Erin go Bray" (1798) "O how I long for a union with the English Bull, ay by my soul or the English Cow, or the English any thing! To the Devil with all the Priests and Proctors they have not left us a Potatoe between us." https://thegreathunger1845.webs.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=76156357 76156357 The Great Fear https://thegreathunger1845.webs.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=76156358 76156358 "Impudence" Punch Dec. 19, 1846, The caption under the title reads: Irishman to John Bull. -- "Spare a thrifle, yer Honour, for a poor Irish Lad to buy a bit of -- a Blunderbuss with." https://thegreathunger1845.webs.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=76156359 76156359 Loaf + Potato September 16, 1847, celebrates the current cheap price of English bread and the supposed recovery of the Irish potato crop. The loaf is saying, "Well! old Fellow I'm delighted to see you looking so well-- Why they said you had the Aphis Vastator" The potato responds, "all humbug Sir never was better in my life thank Heaven" https://thegreathunger1845.webs.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=76156360 76156360 Poor House The large number of fatalities aboard overcrowded vessels carrying immigrants away from famine-devastated Ireland led them to be labeled "coffin ships." This political cartoon from Harper's Weekly, by W. A. Rogers, ran with the caption, "The balance of trade with Great Britain seems to be still against us. 630 paupers arrived at Boston in the steamship Nestoria, April 15th, from Galway, Ireland shipped by the British Government." The Irish vessel is labeled "Poor House from Galway." The smaller vessel to the left is marked with the words, "From New York. The Dynamite." The small box on which the man in the plaid coat is seated also contains the words "the dynamite." https://thegreathunger1845.webs.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=76156361 76156361 https://thegreathunger1845.webs.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=76156363 76156363 The Real Blight December 13, 1845, - portrays Daniel O'Connell as a potato fungus. On the floor is what seems to be a collection plate full of coins, assumedly "the O'Connell Tribute." https://thegreathunger1845.webs.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=76156364 76156364 https://thegreathunger1845.webs.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=76156365 76156365 https://thegreathunger1845.webs.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=76156366 76156366 https://thegreathunger1845.webs.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=76156367 76156367 the boat https://thegreathunger1845.webs.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=76156372 76156372 Cabin https://thegreathunger1845.webs.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=76156373 76156373 Famine scene https://thegreathunger1845.webs.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=76156375 76156375 Workhouse doors shut. https://thegreathunger1845.webs.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=76156376 76156376 Famine graveyard vandalized https://thegreathunger1845.webs.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=76156377 76156377 vandalism https://thegreathunger1845.webs.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=76156378 76156378 Hunger https://thegreathunger1845.webs.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=76156379 76156379 Famine Monument, Liverpool https://thegreathunger1845.webs.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=76156381 76156381 Ruins https://thegreathunger1845.webs.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=76156382 76156382 The Boat https://thegreathunger1845.webs.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=76156380 76156380 https://thegreathunger1845.webs.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=76156384 76156384 Leaving https://thegreathunger1845.webs.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=76156383 76156383 Portumna Workhouse, Galway Portumna was one of the new Poor Law Unions created in Ireland between 1848 and 1850. Portumna Union was formally declared on 22nd February 1850. Portumna Workhouse opened in 1852 and was one of 33 opened after the Famine. As such, life there was not as harsh as in the 130 earlier workhouses opened before and during the Famine. The building was intended to accommodate 600 inmates. https://thegreathunger1845.webs.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=76156385 76156385 Skibereen https://thegreathunger1845.webs.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=76156386 76156386 Eviction https://thegreathunger1845.webs.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=76156387 76156387 Hunger https://thegreathunger1845.webs.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=76156389 76156389 The FAmine road, Sligo https://thegreathunger1845.webs.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=76156390 76156390 Famine scene https://thegreathunger1845.webs.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=76170358 76170358 Mother and Child of the Great Hunger I did this a few years back...it is my depiction of a starving mother desperately clutching her dying infant child on the streets during the Great Hunger https://thegreathunger1845.webs.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=80831985 80831985 The Push to Educate is Truly Needed More than Ever... I found this picture posted on "Seventy Million Irish" by Terrance O'Dwyer. I would say this makes a major statement as to how little is actually being recognized of this period of history...If he Museum of National History in Ireland does not recognize it, it leads you to wonder "why?" https://thegreathunger1845.webs.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=82696635 82696635 Dialects of Irish Background When the old Gaelic order came to an end at the beginning of the 17th century the system of patronage for Irish poets and scholars also declined rapidly. With that the use of a classical standard of written Irish declined as well and in the course of this century traces of dialects appear more and more in Irish documents (Williams 1994: 447). It is certain that Irish had already become dialectally diverse but because of the nature of the textual record, features of the dialects did not show up in writing. The exclusion of Irish from public life resulted from the Penal Laws, a collective term for anti-Catholic, i.e. anti-Irish, legislation which greatly diminished the standing of the language and its speakers in Irish society. With further developments of the 17th century, notably the campaigns and expulsions by Oliver Cromwell in the late 1640s and early 1650s, language shift from Irish to English began on a wide scale. This was a process which was never to be reversed. Other major demographic events, especially the Great Famine of the 1840s and the subsequent mass emigration, led to a serious drop in the numbers of Irish speakers so that by the late 19th century the Irish-speaking districts were fragmented into three areas, Cork-Kerry, Galway-Mayo and Donegal with a very small enclave in Waterford. https://thegreathunger1845.webs.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=83234277 83234277 The British Lion and The Irish Monkey I truly hate this picture...it illustrates what the British mentality was towards their view of what the Irish people were. Is anyone surprised? https://thegreathunger1845.webs.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=83744198 83744198 Irish coming into NY in 1847 Painting by Samuel B. Waugh Irish immigrants debarking into New York in 1847 https://thegreathunger1845.webs.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=84619063 84619063 The Eviction (A Scene from Life in Ireland) A presentation plate, now housed in the Library of Congress, Washington , DC https://thegreathunger1845.webs.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=84619064 84619064 Famine Memorial Penns Landing, Philadelphia, PA Article from the Denver Post. https://thegreathunger1845.webs.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=84619065 84619065 Inside a NY Dwelling This is a depiction of the typical Irish immigrants dwelling in NYC in the 1850's https://thegreathunger1845.webs.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=84620582 84620582 Emigrant Ship A series of Sketches from on board an emigrant vessel. https://thegreathunger1845.webs.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=84621050 84621050 Coffin Ship https://thegreathunger1845.webs.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=84621051 84621051 Public Notice: Soup From the Relief Office, Dublin Castle, December 31st 1846 https://thegreathunger1845.webs.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=84621052 84621052 Lodgings... Ms. Sandy Sullivans Genteel Lodging House on Baxter Street in NYC. https://thegreathunger1845.webs.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=84621411 84621411 Famine Memorial Day 2010 Mary McAleese, president of Ireland, attended the Memorial in NYC at the Great Hunger memorial site near Battery Park https://thegreathunger1845.webs.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=84621412 84621412 Heading into the East River, NYC. https://thegreathunger1845.webs.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=84621413 84621413 https://thegreathunger1845.webs.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=85333301 85333301 https://thegreathunger1845.webs.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=85333302 85333302 https://thegreathunger1845.webs.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=85456907 85456907