Country: Ireland
Year: 15.4.1992
Dur: 26.47

Last in a four part series tracing the sequence of events that became known as the Great Irish Famine. “If crosses and tombs could be erected on the water, the whole route of the emigrant vessels from Europe to America would long since have assumed the appearance of a crowded cemetery”. So wrote an American emigration official in the middle of the 19th century. Emigration wasn’t an escape from death and destitution for everyone.

Other titles in this series:

Ref No 323 Causes of Poverty 
Ref No 324 The Irish Holocaust 
Ref No 325 Mamaging the Famine
Ref No 326 The Exodus

Also See:
Ref No 386 When Ireland Starved