Posted by: irishhungercomm | January 28, 2012

Famine in Clones Poor Law Union

Talk by: Brian Mac Domhnaill

In this talk, Brian Mac Domhnaill will explain why Clones was chosen as the location for the commemoration of the Famine period in Ulster, revisiting some of the contemporary documentation that illustrates the devastating impact of the catastrophe on communities in west Monaghan and south east Fermanagh. Author of a wide range of historical articles and books, including A Time of Desolation, Clones Poor Law Union 1845 1851, Brian is currently President of Clogher Historical Society/Cumann Seanchais Chlochair. As director of the Clogher Historical Society’s New Millennium Project between 1997 and 2001, he co ordinated research into Famine documentation across Counties Monaghan, Fermanagh and South Tyrone, publishing this in two volumes of the Society’s annual journal The Clogher Record 2000 & 2001.

 


Responses

  1. HELLO EVERYBODY,Eddie in Dublin.On the river Liffey here,thares a set of bronze famine victims and a replica of JEANIE JOHNSON famine ship.Everybody is welcome to call me,Eddie


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