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In this episode I take my recorder and look around my neighbourhood in Dublin for the history of the Great Famine. Unsurprisingly I didn’t have to venture far. With the Women’s Prison, the North Dublin Workhouse and the residence of the Lord  Lieutenant all within a kilometre, this show is full of fascinating accounts recorded at the sites they took place. From the mansions of the powerful to the prison cells of the powerless, this is a fascinating account of life in Dublin in the late 1840s. Among the lives recalled is that of 13 year old Mary Keane who was imprisoned for not having a train ticket! However others faced worse punishment…

Tales from the Great Famine in Dublin

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