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  Pig Fair
Pig fairs were held in most towns and villages before the Famine. They always attracted large, boisterous crowds. This illustration is ...
  Fish Market
Rural dwellers made the journey to towns on market days to buy fresh fish. Women often haggled over prices.
  Famine Fever, Workhouse
Each workhouse had an infirmary which housed those suffering from famine fever or typhus. This was caused by lice which lived on the ...
Until the Gaelic Athletic Association was founded in 1884, neighbouring parishes organised challenge matches with each other. There ...
  Election Meeting
Elections in Ireland in the 1830s and 1840s were boisterous affairs. Election meetings drew large crowds and they were often associated ...
  Donnybrook Fair
Fair days drew large crowds. Farmers sold livestock and bought goods such as pottery. Donnybrook Fair attracted huge crowds, many of ...
  Campbell College
In Belfast, schools like St. Malachy’s and Victoria charged high fees which meant that only wealthy families were interested, but the ...
  Workhouse Gates
Even though conditions were awful inside the workhouse, thousands of the starving poor were desperate to be taken in.
  Dormitory Block, Clogher Workhouse
Clogher workhouse was completed in 1844. The dormitory block in the photograph housed up to 500 inmates.
  Bog Village
Bog village in Co. Roscommon was a collection of poor cottages. Land-hungry families had worked hard to reclaim this marginal land on ...

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