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Irish in Ireland

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newspaper newspapers
Extract from the Cork Examiner, 1846, describing the effects of the famine.
   
envelope personal accounts
Letter from Johann Kohl, a German visitor to Ireland in 1844, describing the division of farms.
   
musical note songs
Verses from the traditional song Skibbereen detailing the reasons a man left Ireland. "My son I loved my native landů".
   
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Cartoon taken from the magazine Punch in 1861, and titled "Punch attacks landlords".
   
document official documents
Extract from the report on Rural Distress, 1881, describing conditions for farmers in Ireland.


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