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Before and after the Famine: an interactive map. This map shows the population Densities in 1841 and 1851, showing the number of persons per 100 acres.

Before and after the Famine: an interactive map

In 1841 there was very high levels of population density in the area encircling Lough Neagh and sweeping in a large crescent south-westwards as far as the borders of south Leitrim, north Longford and north Roscommon. It might seem surprising that the uplands of Donegal, west Mayo, much of Connemara, south Kerry, Wicklow Mountains and smaller pockets in the east Leinster had very low densities per 100 acres.

The Blaskets Former Blasket residents return to the island where only the ruins of their homes remain. WATCH: ‘Another Island: Oilean Eile’ broadcast #OnThisDay in 1985. The Blaskets Former Blasket residents return to the island where only the ruins of their homes remain. WATCH: ‘Another Island: Oilean Eile’ broadcast #OnThisDay in 1985. Popn of Offshore Islands of Rep of Ireland since 1841 Data @CSOIreland Day 16: Island(s) #30DayMapChallenge @tjukanov #ChangingPlaces #RuralDepopulation #RemoteCommunities Using @ArcGISStoryMaps #WebAppBuilder @GISinSchools @GIS4Schools @geogologue Webmap.

Before and after the Famine: an interactive map. Before and after the Famine: an interactive map. Bibliography: Local studies of the Irish in 19th Century Britain – SIMON BRIERCLIFFE. This bibliography reflects the importance of local case studies in understanding the Irish population in Victorian Britain.

Bibliography: Local studies of the Irish in 19th Century Britain – SIMON BRIERCLIFFE

The differences in the experience of an Irish immigrant in this time could be substantial, depending on whether they were Protestant or Catholic, comfortable or poor, male or female, a fluent English speaker or not, and where they were from in Ireland itself. Here, though, I’ve organised it by where they migrated to, because local political cultures, religious organisation, demographics, economy and so on all had a huge impact on the experiences and outcomes of Irish lives.

This is really a smaller, differently organised version of the amazing Irish Diaspora Histories Bibliography. To keep it manageable, these are peer-reviewed/academic/learned journal publications, suitable to be consulted and referenced in academic research or assignments. I’m always looking to be updated on these (especially as I don’t have access to check this in detail at the moment!)

Contents. We're often asked "what's the earliest photo that you have restored/colourised?" So far it's probably this one from 166 years ago, just five years after the Great Famine Two boys Templemore, Co. Tipperary 1854 Photographer: Alfred Capel-Cure Source: @Gett. Coming Home For Christmas - Holyhead - Dun Laoghaire ferry. Achill Island Emigration.

Achill is a favourite holiday destination but when the winter comes and the tourists have gone there are harsh realities for the population of the island.

Achill Island Emigration

There is a long tradition of emigration from Achill Island off the Mayo coast. Efforts are now being made by Islanders to stem a mass exodus as the island faces growing population decline. Locals are now seeking government support to provide incentives for the Islanders to stay on the island. @sundaybusiness And is Bonnie Greer right when she says 'The United States is Irish'? Well, here's the latest data on American's with Irish ancestry mapped. Danny Boy sur Twitter : "A scared little Irish girl in 1847, comforted by her parents as they set off on a scary voyage. She is pointing to America with hope - because there was no hope left for her in Ireland. This statue erected in Sligo Harbour in 1997. Dr Robert Bohan sur Twitter : "Emigration has been part of the Irish DNA since at least the 6th C AD. Now you’ll find us in every part of the world. Irish culture may have its roots in an island on the edge of Europe - but it is a global idea & we are a g.

Last waltz in Kilburn: Irish Britain is booming—and shrinking (@geography_kes this may be of interest?) Emigration to London. Emigration has become a major part of Irish life. Willie O'Reilly has spent 35 years going back and forth to England. On the boat once again he talks of his experiences as an emigrant. Emigration, it is a word we don't like a cold abstract word. Better to say going over the other side, going to England like Willie O'Reilly and 20,000 others this year alone. Taking the mailboat from Dun Laoghaire as he has done on and off for thirty-five years. Willie O'Reilly talks about the changes he has seen in travelling to England since his first trip thirty five years ago. Another passenger Mr O'Brien wearing a badge of the Irish Guards Association talks about his career as a soldier in the British army and later as a policeman.

It is not far in miles from Ireland to England but for some the distance is too far. '7 Days', for ten years RTÉ television's flagship current affairs programme, began broadcasting on 26 September 1966. Alan Fernihough sur Twitter : "Here's the evolution of Irish Population density 1841->2002 on a DED level. You can see the devastating impact of the Famine, the gradual thinning of the rural population and the late-20th c. suburban sprawl #history #irelan. #OnThisDay 1980: Nationwide examined what it was like to be Irish in England.… The impact on families in the west of Ireland when the time comes for the men to travel to England for work. WATCH: 'Report' #OnThisDay 45 y…

Emigration From Skibbereen. A look at the effects of emigration on the West Cork town of Skibbereen.

Emigration From Skibbereen

A social survey by John A Jackson to investigate the motives behind emigration has been carried out in the small town of Skibbereen in County Cork, with the findings published in 1967. Skibbereen was chosen for the survey because in the ten years up to 1961, it had a high rate of emigration. Emigration is endemic in Skibbereen, and the decline in the population has had a knock on effect in the retail trade, with many shops going out of business.

However for those prepared to move with the times, there are retail opportunities to be found. One shop that reorganised as a supermarket increased turnover by 50% in the first week of its relaunch. One quarter of teenagers expect to stay in Skibbereen, another quarter expect to emigrate to Britain. I wouldn’t like to go to Dublin because I don’t like city life, but I would like to get it anywhere in County Cork. Emigration to London (Mailboat from Dun Laoghaire and train to London Euston) *****Stephen McGann: ‘My lot walked, my lot starved’ Stephen McGann is remembering how, when he researched his family tree for the first time, he discovered he had what he calls “slum blood”.

*****Stephen McGann: ‘My lot walked, my lot starved’

“Ever since I was a teenager, I wanted to go back in time and find out where my ancestors came from in Ireland. My first question was: if they were poor and Irish, why did they come over here, to Liverpool? Why am I an immigrant?” He remembers looking through a beautiful old parish record book at the age of 17 and reading that his great-great-aunt Teresa had died of “marasmus” as an 18-month-old infant in 1868, in a Liverpool slum.

“I thought: oooh, what does marasmus mean? The teenage McGann, who would grow up to play Dr Turner in Call the Midwife, was immediately overcome with what he describes as a “weird passion” for genealogy. Fast-forward 37 years and we are discussing Flesh and Blood, the 300-odd page book that finally fulfils that solemn promise. His gentle Liverpudlian accent grows stronger. #OTD 1987: On the eve of the Irish election, BBC News looked at 'the scattering' - the emigration of Ireland's youth.