An Irish girl guarding her family’s last few possessions after eviction for nonpayment of rent, during the potato famine. A wood engraving from The Illustrated London News, April Credit Print Collector/Getty Images
Lunch time, Ireland in 1915
Didn't have a dance hall so rural Irish just met at the crossroads for a dance social. The different areas had their own sets and the dances became known as The Kerry Set, or the Connemara.
Charles Stuart Parnell And The Irish Land League
In 1879 alone over Irish people were evicted from their land and left to starve. They had very little land and were unable to grow enough crops to feed themselves and pay the ren. Charles Stuart Parnell, Irish Land League, Evictions in Ireland
Irish men and women, cutting peat turf. The Penal Laws of the early required the Irish to change their religion. The Penal Laws allowed British occupiers to take the land of those who didn’t become protestants.
The Irish Peasant at Home ~ Houses and villages, Ireland - even though this photograph was taken at the end of the century - housing for the agricultural worker population of Europe remained little changed from the Middle Ages
The Potato Famine
Map from Britannica Online of the Famine The Potato Famine in Ireland occurred between Almost half of the population but especially the poorer class, ate potatoes as the main staple of .
Taylor Harwood Evicted Tenant Family, Circa Evictions were routine in nineteenth century Ireland if tenants could not pay their rent. Very few owned their own land, and landlords often lived in England off the income from renting their estates.
Peasants digging for potatoes
Irish immigrant arriving at Ellis Island
Cornmarket St/the Coal Quay Market inscription under the photo refers to the Vendors Market Day at the Irish Market Cork. This open air market was called the Irish market; the indoor market on Grand Parade was, and still is, called the English Market.