Brendan, Hoban

Ocras. The Great Famine in Killala Diocese

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Ocras, The Great Famine in Killala Diocese, 1845 – 1852), is a general history which explores life in the diocese in the years leading up to 1845 – the memory of want, how people lived, the lives of priests and the optimistic ‘joyous prospects’ of the year 1844. It traces the twists and turns of each of the eight years from the coming of the blight in 1845 through the consequent trail of devastation it left in its wake, as well as accounts of evictions, the impact of the ‘Second Reformation’ – a calculated and determined effort to convert Catholics to Protestantism – and the desperate efforts to keep people alive as thousands perished from starvation and the fever in the three baronies of Erris and Tyrawley in Mayo and Tireragh in Sligo.

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Format

Soft cover

Writer

Brendan, Hoban

Publisher

Banley House

Publication Year

2022

ISBN

9780992902346

Language

English