Posts tagged Great Famine in Kerry

Great Famine In Milltown

Great Famine In Milltown

Marie Oxx, a reader of  my blog Quakers during the Great Famine in Kerry – reminded me also of the Prendergast letters, for another contemporary insight into the Famine in Kerry and the area around Milltown,  The original letters The Prendergast Letters: Correspondence from Famine-Era Ireland, 1840-1850, edited by Shelley Barber (University of Massachusetts Press, 2006) […]

The Dingle Girls

The Dingle Girls

The Dingle Girls who left Kerry on the Earl Grey ‘Orphan’ Emigration Scheme, in  October 1849, had experienced some of the worst effects of the Famine in County Kerry.   We have the Quakers to thank for their first hand account of the devastation.

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