Further reading: Historical epic The Great Hunger and the famine that ravaged Ireland

The GlobalWatch Films team have gathered a number of articles for readers to check out for more information on the Irish famine.

GlobalWatch’s feature film The Great Hunger is set amidst the Great Potato Famine in Ireland, following a young peasant girl’s struggles to keep her family alive all while falling in love with two very different men, one bent on revolution.


Remembering the Famine – and how the quietness arising from the skeletons around the table still pervades our land

John Connell – Independent.ie

Ireland will finally officially commemorate the famine, thanks to a Dublin taxi driver

Ciaran Tierney – Irishcentral.com

RTE’s collection of articles on the Great Famine


Role of ‘survivor cannibalism’ during Great Famine detailed in new TV documentary

Ronan McGreevy – The Irish Times

Why the Famine Irish didn’t emigrate to South Africa

Dr Ciarán Reilly – The Irish Times

Image by Klaus Hausmann from Pizabay

Cork to wear black jerseys commemorating Mac Curtain and MacSwiney for upcoming games

Gavan Casey – The42.ie

Extent of British discomfort at Irish Famine revealed

Éamon Phoenix, Mark Devenport – The Irish Times

British concerned Ireland could ‘exaggerate 1997 Famine apology to draw parallel with Bloody Sunday

Press Association – TheJournal.ie

Brexit will inevitably lead to the de-anglicisation of Ireland

Ronan McCrea – The Irish Times

Irish Famine – English Reporter describes fault of British government

Ireland Calling