Posted by: irishhungercomm | July 24, 2011

Suggested Reading List – from Jim Gallagher

Many thanks to Jim Gallagher for compiling this suggested reading and video list for those who want to study the history and details of the Irish Hunger.  Let’s add the book by our own Bill Fahey – although not published yet this two-volume production has been meticulously prepared and is a most revealing work.

SUGGESTED READING LIST———IRISH HUNGER, 1845 – 1850

Sample of availability of literature and not a complete list

DEATH DEALING FAMINE by Christine Kinealy

GREAT IRISH FAMINE by Canon John O’Rourke

FAMINE ECHOES by Cathal Poirteir

THE WORKHOUSES OF IRELAND by John O’Connor

THE HIDDEN FAMINE By Christine Kinealy and Gerard MacAtasney

THE FAMINE IN IRELAND by Mary Daly

GOING TO AMERICA by Terry Coleman

FAMINE DECADE by John Killen

IRISH HUNGER by Tom Hayden

THE IRISH FAMINE by Noel Kissane

THE CRY OF THE FAMISHING by Neil Hogan

THE IRISH FAMINE, An Illustrated History, by Helen Litton

THIS GREAT CALAMITY: The Irish Famine, by Christine Kinealy

PADDY’S LAMENT, Prelude to Hatred, by Thomas Gallagher

THE GREAT IRISH FAMINE, edited by Cathal Poirteir

THE GREAT HUNGER, by Cecil Woodham Smith

THE GREAT IRISH FAMINE: Strokestown Famine Museum, by Stephen Campbell

ROBERT WHITE’S FAMINE SHIP DIARY, edited by James Mangan

THE IRISH FAMINE (for children), by Peter Gray

 MARY-ANNE’S FAMINE, by Collette McCormack

UNDER THE HAWTHORNE TREE, by Marita Canton McKenna

A SUITABLE CHANNEL: Quaker Relief in the Great Famine, by Rob Goodbody

A GLIMMER OF LIGHT, by Don Mullan (Concern Worldwide)

THE HANGING GALE (Novel), by Ray Evans

THE GREAT STARVATION (1845-1852):An Irish Holocaust, by Seamus Metteress and Richard Rajner

DEAR OLD SKIBBEREEN, by Pat Cleary and Philip O’Regan

IRELAND BEFORE AND AFTER THE FAMINE, by Cormac O’Grada

EYEWITNESS GROSSE ILE, 1847, bu Maryann O’Gallagher and Rose Mason Dompierre

A REGISTER OF DECEASED PERSONS: by A. Charbonneau and D. Drolet-Dube

1847 GROSSE ILE: by A. Charbonneau and A. Sevigney

VIDEOS

GROSSE ILE: GATEWAY AND GRAVEYARD

WHEN IRELAND STARVED,  by Radharc Film, Dublin, Ireland

FAMINE AND SHIPWRECK, by Gala Films, Montreal, CA

IN THEIR MEMORY,  by Mike McCormack, AOH

Respectfully,

James J. Gallagher  (jimgall98@juno.com)


Responses

  1. Ship Fever by Andrea Barrett is an excellent short story about Grosse Ile. It’s told from the point of view of an idealistic doctor who decides to offer his services and who is utterly unprepared for how horrific conditions are.

  2. The Hanging Gale was made into a movie in the 1990’s. Excellent film. Also, for history, Paddy’s Lament will rip your heart out.


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