‘The Great Irish Famine: Remember Skibbereen' DVD
The Great Irish Famine of the 1840s was 19th century Europe's worst humanitarian crisis. At least one million people died, approximately 12.5 per cent of the country's population, and a further 2.1 million people emigrated in the decade 1845-1855. Some regions of Ireland were disproportionately affected, among them Skibbereen, which lost over a third of its people to disease, starvation and emigration.
This 55-minute documentary is Skibbereen's account and also, in the broader context, Ireland's story.
Includes interviews with Professor Joe Lee, Professor Mark McGowan, Dr Larry Geary and Gary White Deer.