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famine-pot-on-standMiniature Famine Pots – Limited supply
These beautiful pots have been carefully crafted by West Cork artisans. Contact us to order your own Miniature Famine Pot today.

These pots  make excellent gifts with many uses:
– A collectable piece of Irish History
– Grow shamrock in your pot for Paddy’s Day
– Use as a candle holder or store momentos of Ireland

Price per pot including postage:
USA $30 | UK £20 | Ireland €25

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Colour: rustic bronze | Height: 70 mm | Width: 100 mm | Weight: 285 grams

the-kindness-of-strangers-coverCHARITY AND THE GREAT HUNGER IN IRELAND
by Christine Kinealy

Available from Amazon

The Great Irish Famine was one of the most devasting humanitarian disasters of the nineteenth century. In a period of only 5 years, Ireland lost approximately 25% of its population through a combination of death and emigration. How could such a tragedy have occurred at the heart of the vast, and resource-rich, British Empire?

Charity and the Great Hunger in Ireland explores this question by focussing on a particular and lesser well known aspect of the famine: the being the extent to which people throughout the world mobilized to provide money, food and clothing to assist the starving Irish. This book considers how, helped by the developments in transport and communications, newspapers throughout the world reported on the suffering in Ireland, prompting funds to be raised globally on an unprecedented scale. Donations came from as far away as Australia, China, India and South America and contributors emerged from acros the various religious, ethnic, social and gender divides. Charity and the Great Hunger in Ireland traces the story of this international aid effort and uses it to reveal previously unconsidered elements in the history of the famine in Ireland.

CHRISTINE KINEALY is a graduate of Trinity College Dublin, Ireland, where she earned her doctorate. She is professor of Irish Studies in the Caspersan Graduate School at Drew University, USA, and in the spring of 2012 was Visiting Scholar in Residence at Quinnipiac University, USA. She is the author of several books on the Irish Famine, including the award-winning This Great Calamity: the Irish Famine, 1845-52 (2006).

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