The Great Famine

This series returns to the 1840s and the  story of the Great Famine. Between 1845 and 1852 Ireland was transformed by what is known as the ‘Great Hunger’ when around one million people perished and another million emigrated. This series is funded by listeners who have become patrons at a patreon. Patrons received lots of bonus content. Find out more at at

The Great Famine 1845 – 47 (Part XVII)

This episode marks a return to the Great Famine Series. Coming podcasts will detail the later phase of the Famine including emigration and the bitter struggle that broke out between lanldords & tenants. This...
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The Workhouse and the Unwanted

The crumbling ruins of workhouses are one of the last visible reminders of the horrors of the Great Hunger in the Irish landscape. During the Great Famine they became home to the unwanted in...
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The Great Hunger Begins (The Great Famine Part V)

As the harvest of 1845 approached, rumours circulated through Ireland that a mysterious disease was attacking the potato crop. While well informed botanists in London grew increasingly anxious about what lay ahead, many Irish peasants...
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