The Famine in Mayo
This book is not intended as such a study, but it wants to be a real portrait of the lives and deaths of Mayo's people as recorded by witnesses in newspapers, official records and books.
It provides also a stark picture of life in famine times covering many topics including diet, evictions, emigration, workhouses, relief measures and charity.
Every Mayo's town, village, parish and townland has its own section in each chapter: touching and sometimes shocking stories, lists of families evicted and dead.
The material is drawn entirely from contemporary sources - eyewitness accounts, official records and reports in local newspapers of the period - and is illustrated with prints, photographs and maps. The most of the articles are original and the spellings of the placements are also as in the original.
154 Pages, Paperback
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