Ireland’s Great Hunger and the Irish Diaspora explores the historical and socio-political circumstances leading to potato failure, mass starvation and death in Ireland, 1847-52. Narrated by actor Gabriel Byrne, the film includes famine scholars, descendants of famine survivors, emigrants to Quebec, and “Earl Grey” orphan women who emigrated to Australia.
Ireland's Great Hunger and the Irish Diaspora
A fifty-minute documentary by Rebecca Abbott, copyright 2015
Female dormitory, Portumna workhouse, County Connacht
Ireland's Great Hunger and the Irish Diaspora won a Boston/New England regional Emmy Award in June, 2017!
And it's now being shown on public television stations across the United States -- watch for it on a station near you!
News links -- The Irish Times: https://www.irishtimes.com/life-and-style/abroad/famine-film-narrated-by-gabriel-byrne-wins-regional-emmy-award-in-us-1.3136513
The Irish Post: http://irishpost.co.uk/famine-film-narrated-by-gabriel-byrne-wins-us-emmy-award/