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The Workhouse and the Unwanted

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...
Christmas day in Clifden Workhouse 1847

Christmas day in Clifden Workhouse 1847

I was researching the Great Irish Famine (1845-51) when I came across this bleak report written in Clifden workhouse on Christmas day 1847. The situation in Ireland was desperate by 1847 when famine related...
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