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Famine in Ireland, 1300-1900


  • Cormac Ó Gráda


This paper describes the history of famine in Ireland between c. 1300 and c. 1900. Inevitably, most of its focus is on the two ‘great’ famines of the early 1740s and 1846-52.

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  • Cormac Ó Gráda, 2015. "Famine in Ireland, 1300-1900," Working Papers 201513, School of Economics, University College Dublin.
  • Handle: RePEc:ucn:wpaper:201513

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    Famine; Economic history; Ireland;

    JEL classification:

    • N - Economic History
    • N5 - Economic History - - Agriculture, Natural Resources, Environment and Extractive Industries
    • O1 - Economic Development, Innovation, Technological Change, and Growth - - Economic Development

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