The project is a resource for the study of the causes, course and results of the Great Famine in the 1840's.
The subject area is SESE – History and is designed for pupils of 5th and 6th classes.
project uses the experience of two children to tell the Famine story.
The setting is in the East of Ireland where the effects of the Famine
are regarded as having been less than in the West and South-west.
However, death from starvation and disease, evictions and forced emigration DID occur
on a large scale in the eastern counties also.
(The children in the the story did not exist but their story is based on actual locations and events.)