Dublin is often forgotten in the story of the Great Famine. While death rates in the capital were not as severe as the west of Ireland, the city suffered nonetheless. This podcast follows the story of the Mulherins, a family who fled famine in their home in Co Leitrim and settled in the Smithfield/Stoneybatter area of Dublin. They quickly found life in the capital city very different but not necessarily easier…
The episode also delves into life in one of the city workhouses and the fever hospital before concluding by looking at how prostitution increased dramatically during the late 1840s.
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