Bibliography of the Great Famine
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The Irish Potato Famine - Don, Nardo; Hardcover

The Great Famine : Ireland's Potato Famine 1845-51
John Percival / Hardcover / Published 1996

The Irish Potato Famine
Don, Nardo / Hardcover / Published 1990

The Long March : The True Story of the Choctaw Indians' Gift to the Irish During the Potato Famine
Marie-Louise Fitzpatrick, et al / Hardcover / Published 1998

The famished land: a novel of the Irish potato famine
Elizabeth Byrd
(Hard to Find)

The famished land; a novel of the Irish potato famine
Elizabeth Byrd
(Hard to Find)

Potato Famine and the Irish Emigrants
P.F. Speed / Published 1976
(Hard to Find)

The visitation of God? : the potato and the great Irish famine
Austin Bourke
(Hard to Find)

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Arnold,David. (1988) Famine:Social Crisis and Historical Change, (Oxford and New York)

Black, R.D. Collison., (1960) Economic Thought and the Irish Question 1817-1870, Cambridge.

Bourke, Austin, & Hubert Lamb (1993). The Spread of potato blight in Europe in 1845-6 and the accompanying wind and weather patterns. Dublin, Meteorological Service. ISBN 0-9521232-0-7. Available from Supplies Section, Meteorological Service, Glasnevin Hill, Dublin 9, Ireland, FAX + 353 - (1) - 806 4247, cost (incl. postage) US$15, £St 10, £IR 10.

 Bourke, Austin (1993). The Visitation of God?: The Potato and the Great Irish Famine. ed Jacqueline Hill, Cormac O'Grada. 230 pp.

Boylan, Thomas A. and Timthy P. Foley,.(1992) Political Economy and Colonial Ireland: The Propagation and Ideological Function of Economic Discourse in the Nineteenth Century., (London: Routledge)

Brady,Ciraran (ed.) (1994) Interpreting Irish History: The Debate on Historical Revisionism 1938-1994., Dublin.

 Campbell, Stephen J. (1994). The Great Irish Famine: Words and images from the Famine Museum, Strokestown Park, County Roscommon. Published by the Famine Museum, Strokestown, County Roscommon, Ireland. (fax: +353 - 078 - 33454)

 Cowman, Des, and Donald Brady, eds. (1995). The Famine in Waterford: Teacht na bprátaí dubha. Dublin: Geography Publications in association with Waterford County Council. It appears in both hardback (ISBN 0-906602-55-6) and paperback (ISBN 0-906602-60-2) formats. The contents are as follows:

Crawford, E. Margaret, ed. (1989). Famine: The Irish Experience 900-1900 - Subsistence Crisis and Famines in Ireland. Edinburgh.

 Daly, Mary (1986). The Famine in Ireland. 138pp.

De Vere,Aubrey (1848) English Misrule and Irish Misdeeds, London, Murray.

 Donnelly, James (1989). Chapters XII - XIX in A New History of Ireland. Vol. V. Ireland Under the Union I: 1801-1870. ed by W.E. Vaughan [Oxford]

Donnelly, James S., Jr. ((July-Dec. 1974) The Journals of Sir John Benn-Walsh Relating to the Management of His Irish Estates, 1823-64",Journal of the Cork Historical and Archaeological Society, Lxxx, No 230.

Donnelly, Nell (1997). Potluck Potato Recipes from Ireland., Wolfhound Press, Dublin.

 Dowley, Leslie J, & Eugene O'Sullivan (1995). Late blight and the potato in Ireland: a short history of the potato, the famine, late blight and Irish research on Phytophthora infestans. Teagasc, Oak Park Research Centre, Carlow, Ireland.

 Dowley LJ, Bannon E, Cooke LR, Keane T, & O'Sullivan E, eds. (1995). Phytophtera infestans 150. Dublin, Boole Press (in conjunction with Teagasc, Oak Park Research Centre, Carlow, Ireland). ISBN 1-85748-0090.
This is the proceedings of the European Association for Potato Research (EAPR) - Pathology Section - Conference, held in Trinity College Dublin, September 1995.

Eagleton, Terry (1994) Heathcliff nad the Great Hunger, Studies in Irish Culture, London,

 Edwards, R.D. & Williams, T.D. ed. (1956). The Great Famine: Studies in Irish History: 1845-53.

 Fewer, Thomas Gregory (1995). "Famine mortality in south Kilkenny: a parochial microcosm." In Old Kilkenny Review 47: 44-57.

 Fewer, Thomas Gregory (1993). "Land tenure in south Kilkenny, c. 1800-1850". Unpublished MA thesis, University College Cork.
Includes discussion of the impact of the Famine on the Irish language in southern County Kilkenny. A copy of the thesis is also available at Waterford Municipal Library, Lady Lane, Waterford, Ireland.

 Gallagher, Thomas (1982). Paddy's Lament: Ireland 1846-47. 345 pp. American author. Currently available in paperback in major bookstores.

 Garner, Edward (1986). To die by inches : an account of the Fermoy Poor Law Union during the Great Famine, 1845-1850. HC260.5.Z7F474

 Gráda, Cormac (1994). An Drochshaol: béaloideas agus amhráin [The famine: folklore and songs]. In Irish. Dublin, published by Coiscéim. Price £IR 4.

 Gráda, Cormac (1989). Snapshots of Irish Agricultural History. Dublin, Centre for Economic Research. Price £IR 4.
Deals with output and productivity in pre-Famine and post-Famine Ireland.

Gray,Peter. ( 1993) Punch and the Great Famine.",History Ireland., Volume 1, No. 2, Summer 1993

 Hatton, Helen E. (1993). The Largest Amount of Good: Quaker Relief in Ireland 1654-1921. McGill-Queen's University Press.

Hayden,Tom. ed. (1997). Irish Hunger. Roberts Rinehart,Boulder & Wolfhound Press, Dublin.
             Articles Include:

 Irish University Press Series of British Parliamentary Papers : Famine (Ireland). J301.H1F34

Kinealy, Christine. (1995) This Great Calamity: The Irish Famine 1845-52., Dublin: Gill and Macmillan, USA Roberts Rinehart.

 Litton, Helen (1994). The Irish Famine: An Illustrated History. Published by Wolfhound Press,
 Dublin. Reprinted 1995.

 Lowe-Evans, Mary (1989). Crimes Against Fecundity: Joyce and Population Control.

 McKay, Robert. (1961), An Anthology of the Potato., Allen Figgis & Co. Ltd. ,Dublin

 McWilliams, Brendan (1996). "Potatoes in perspective." In A weather eye on literature. Dublin, Irish Times [in press: due October 1996].
A page-long appreciation of the work of the late Austin Bourke.

Miller, Kirby. (1985) Emigrants and Exiles, Ireland and the Irish Exodus to North America, New York and Oxford.

 Mokyr, Joel (1983). Why Ireland Starved: A Quantitative and Analytical History of the Irish Economy, 1800-1850.

 Morash, C. (1989). The Hungry Voice.

Morash, Chris, and Richard Hayes (eds)(1995), Fearful Realities: New Perspectives on the Famine, Dublin: Irish Academic Press

 Nelson, E. Charles (1995). The cause of the calamity: potato blight in Ireland, 1845-1847, and the role of the National Botanic Gardens, Glasnevin. Dublin, Stationery Office. ISBN 0-7076-1667-0. Price £IR 2.

 Nikiforuk, Andrew (1991). "The Irish Famine: A Blighted Fable." In The Fourth Horseman: a short history of epidemics, plagues, famines, and other scourges.. NY: M. Evans & Co.

 O'Dwyer, Michael (1995). "The Famine in Kilkenny, as reported in the Kilkenny Journal newspaper September 1845 to March 1848". In Old Kilkenny Review 47, pp. 114-26.

 O'Flaherty, Liam (1937). Famine. New York: The Literary Guild, Inc. 465pp. Cloth

 O'Flaherty, Liam (1937). Famine. New York: Random House. 465pp. Cloth

 O'Grada, Cormac (1989 reprint). The Great Irish Famine. 87pp.

 O'Neill, Kevin (1984). Family and Farm in Pre-famine Ireland: The Parish of Killeshandra.

 O'Rourke, J. (1874). History of the Great Irish Famine of 1847. Reprinted by Veritas 1989.
First major book about Irish Famine.

 Percival, John (1995). The Great Famine 1845-1851. Foreword by Ian Gibson. New York: TV Books.

Port/eir, Cathal (ed.)., (1995), The Great Irish Famine, Cork:Mercier

 Salaman, Redcliffe (1949). The History and Social Influence of the Potato. Repr 1987.

 Transactions of the Central Relief Committee of the Society of Friends during the Famine in Ireland in 1846 and 1847. [Dublin, 1852]

 Walton, Julian C, ed. (1995). Decies [the Journal of the Waterford Archaeological & Historical Society] 51 (1995) FAMINE EDITION. (Editorial Committee: Eugene Broderick, Fergus Dillon (ex officio), [Thomas] Gregory Fewer, Eamonn McEneaney, & Peter Powell). [ISSN of Decies is 1393-3166]
Contents (of Famine Section only):

Woodham-Smith, Cecil (1962). The Great Hunger: Ireland 1845-1849. Reprinted as Penguin paperback 1991. Currently available in major book stores.

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Boland, Eavan. (1994)  In Time of Violence., Manchester: Carcanet Press.

                        (1990) Outside History, Manchester: Carcanet Press

Carleton, William. (1847) The Black Prphet: A Tale of Irish Famine, London, Simms and McIntyre.

Kenny, Sean (1995). The Hungry Earth. Wolfhound Press.
This novel is significant in that it is set in modern 1990s Dublin and Galway, with flashbacks to the 1840s famine period, and is the first novel to tackle the issues of present-day responses and aspects of 'transgenerational' impacts on the Irish people today. It is the author's first novel, and Mr Kenny, who now lives in California, recently participated in the San Francisco Bay Area Book Fair panel discussion on the famine. - contributed by Seamus Cashman

 Mangan, James (1993). Famine Diary: Gerard kegan's diary of a coffin ship journey. Wolfhound Press.

 O'Flaherty, Liam (n.d.). Famine. Wolfhound Press.
This is the classic novel on the great famine, and was reviewed by Anthony Burgess as "a masterpiece...the kind of truth that only a major writer of fiction is capable of." [reviewed in The Irish Press]

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Fewer, Greg (1997) 'Archaeology, the Great Irish Famine and the World
Wide Web', in Archaeological Computing Newsletter 47, pp. 10-15.

Fewer, T. G. (1997) 'The archaeology of the Great Irish Famine: time
for a beginning?', in Group for the Study of Irish Historic
Settlement Newsletter 8, pp. 8-13.

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Sound Recordings 

OCRAS           Music from the
                        Famine Remembrance
                            Michael Rooney

                1.The Potato Drill
                2.Na Maithe Móra (The Gentry)
                3.Landlords of Ireland
                4.The Exile / New-Found-Land
                6.Chapel Street / Sailing from Sligo
                7.An Gorta Mór
                8.The Rebels March
                9.Caoineadh na dTrí Muire
                10.Reels: The Boys of Ballisadare / Splendid Isolation
                11.Caoineadh Eibhlín
       All tracks except 3, 9 and 10 Composed and arranged by Michael Rooney.
       Tracks 3 and 9 Trad. Arr. Collette McDevitt. Track 10 Trad. Arr. Michael

               To order a CD

       Send a cheque for £13 or $22 (including post and package) to:

       Michael Rooney
       Co Monaghan

       A personal Cheque will suffice.


Long Journey Home (BMG/Unisphere) 1998, Van Morrison, Elvis Costello, Vince Gill, The Chieftains, Sinead O'Connor, Mary Black, Eileen Ivers [of Riverdance] and

Does anyone know anything about this?
Paddy Moloney (of the Chieftains) is in the process of composing a large-scale symphonic tribute to
the Famine victims. A 1994 visit to the memorial at Grosse Ile, where huge
numbers of Famine immigrants lie in mass graves, solidified his impulse to
create the work. See this web page click here 

"I'm Leaving Tipperary" (1994) GlobeStyle Irish - CDORB082,
London, UK
"From Galway To Dublin" (1995) Rounder Records - CD 1087,
Cambridge, MA
"Wheels Of The World - Volumes 1 & 2" (1997) Yazoo, A Division Of
Shanachie Entertainment - YAZOO 7008 & 7009
"Out Of Ireland - Soundtrack" (1995) Shanachie Entertainment - 79092,
New York, NY
Black '47 - "Green Suede Shoes" (1996) Mercury records, New York,NY

                  "Fires Of Freedom". (1993) EMI

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"The Irish in America: Long Journey Home" (1998)
                        ( Buena Vista Home Entertainment, Inc.)

"Out Of Ireland - The Story Of Irish Immigration To America"
(1995) - Shanachie Entertainment Crop, New Jersey

"When Ireland Starved - The Great Famine" - Celtic Video, New
York, NY

"The Field" (1990) - Directed By Jim Sheridan - Starring Richard Harris,
John Hurt, Brenda Ficker, Tom Berenger

The assistance of many contributors to this bibliography is gratefully acknowledged. This bibliography is a collective effort of readers and researchers from around the world who have sent in listings. Among those who have done so are Seamus Cashman, Greg Fewer, Ken Johnston, JD Donohue, & Lisa Shields.

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