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This guide has been prepared to assist you in research for your class The Great Irish Famine

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Welcome to the Axinn Library subject guide for The Great Irish Famine.  By using the above tabs you can navigate to the various sections of this resource. The guide highlights material that is available in the Axinn Library as well as items selected from the Web.  If you have any questions, feel free to contact me.

Butler, Elizabeth, Lady, 1846-1933
Evicted, 1890
Oil on canvas

University College, Dublin

The Great Irish Famine of 1845-51 was both one of the most lethal famines in modern history and a watershed in the development of modern Ireland. 
   --Christine Kinealy
The Famine was a defining event in the history of Ireland, and of Britain.  It has left deep scars. That one million people should have died in what was then part of the richest and most powerful nation in the world is something that still causes pain as we reflect today.
  --Tony Blair, PM of the United Kingdom, 1997







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