Dr. Jason King, Irish Research Council postdoctoral fellow at Moore Institute at Galway University Famine Voices Roadshow 2021
Dr. Jason King, Irish Research Council postdoctoral fellow at Moore Institute at Galway University:
The Great Famine Voices Roadshow is inspired by the search for the 1,490 former tenants who were forced to emigrate to North America from the estate of Major Denis Mahon at Strokestown Park, now the site of the National Famine Museum, at the height of the Great Famine in 1847. The descendants of these emigrants are now being traced by Professor Mark McGowan and his research teams at the University of Toronto. The story of the 1,490 can be found at this link. According to Caroilin Callery, a Director of the National Famine Museum in Strokestown Park, Roscommon: “This Roadshow has provided a unique opportunity for Irish-Americans and Irish-Canadians to share their stories, strengthen their sense of ancestry, and historical and current Irish connections. Over the past few years, we have been in search of stories from ‘the next Parish’ in North America, where so many of those who survived the Great Hunger – the biggest catastrophe of 19th century Europe – made new lives. We need to hear these stories,” she continued.
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