Irish Famine Trauma


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I am continuing my research into the catastrophic effects of The Great Hunger, a famine that occurred in Ireland in the 1840s. I have published one book chapter [see below] in this area, and I have another in preparation, and my goal is to write a complete book on this subject in due course. I have listed here the titles of some important books, articles and DVDs associated with The Great Hunger, and if you click on the titles you can get further information:

Books & Articles

Crowley, J., Smith, W. & Murphy, M. (Eds.). 2012. Atlas of the Great Irish Famine. Cork: Cork University Press [Distributed by NYU Press].

Delaney, E. (2012). The curse of reason: The Great Irish Famine. Dublin: Gill & Macmillan.

Donnelly, J. (2012). The Great Irish Potato Famine. Charleston, SC: The History Press.

Hayden, T. (Ed.). (1997a). Irish Hunger: Personal reflections on the legacy of the famine. Boulder, CO: Roberts Rinehart Publishers.

Kelly, J. (2012). The graves are walking: The history of the Great Irish Famine. New York: Henry Holt.

Kinealy, C. (2006). This great calamity: The Irish Famine 1845–-52. Dublin: Gill & Macmillan.

O’Connor, G. (1995). Recognising and healing malignant shame. [Unpublished but available on the internet].

O’Loughlin, M. (2012).  Trauma trails from Ireland’s Great Hunger: A psychoanalytic inquiry. In Willock, B., Curtis, R. & Bohm, L. (Eds.). Loneliness and Longing: Conscious & Unconscious Aspects. New York: Routledge

Póirtéir, C. (Ed.).  (1995a). Famine echoes. Dublin: Gill & Macmillan.

_____ (Eag.).  (1995b). Gnéithe an Ghorta. Baile Átha Cliath: Coisceim.

Valone, D. & Kinealy, C. (2002). Ireland’s Great Hunger: Silence, memory, commemoration. Lanham, MD: University Press of America.

Woodham-Smith, C. (1962). The great hunger. London: New English Library.



The Great Irish Famine. Skibbereen Heritage Centre.

When Ireland Starved. Radharc Film/RTE.



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