Famine Voices Discussion Session - Shared screen with speaker view
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Go raibh maith agaibh for a great film and event. What lessons do you think we can take from the film and the potato famine which apply today in the context of COVID-19?
Is there much more to learn about the Gorta Mór that we don't already know , do you think?
Jason. The documentary captures the voices of descendants can you talk about the responses of during the three years of Great Famine Voices Roadshow.
Thanks for a great film. I was grateful for the mention of the Lurgan Workshouse, because the Famine in Ulster and the involvement of Protestant victims of the Famine is an oft-neglected topic. Can you comment on that?
In what ways are commemorations shaping our knowledges of famine on a transnational level? Do they contribute to further heritage making projects?
I teach high school and would like to know if you anticipate developing lesson plans that can be used in conjunction with the film and would it possible to use the film in class.
Can you speak a little about sources and the dearth of certain types? I am from Listowel in Co. Kerry (now living in Albany) and there was a large workhouse with a mass grave as well as mass burials in the two church graveyards. But the Board of Guardians Minutes are often missing and incomplete. How can we round out what we know about the experience locally?
Thanks Christine and Rebecca - it is a beautiful documentary. Have you seen the doc made by Geroid O Halluran called the “Lost children of the Carricks? Canadian/ Quebec/ Ireland. Thanks
The Question about Covid-19 brings to mind the wonderful work Christine and Jason did on the story of the Women Religious in Montreal as First Responders to the Irish migrants who arrived in 1847. Today we are acknowledging First Responders.
Can you say more about the landing of the immigrants near Quebec?
The lost children of the carricks is indeed a brilliant documentary. (Not a question)
Like Elisabeth Stack, I'm also from Kerry. Bryan MacMahon from Ballyheigue has written about the famine in North Kerry, with emphasis on the positive role of the local clergy. Well worth a read.
Bryan McMahon (teacher and writer) was from Listowel too!
A different man. This Bryan was in my class in Tralee and I met him in Strokestown and at the launch of his book.
That was the Year 2017 on "Welcoming All back."
Oh right - my guy is dead actually. Unusual spelling of Bryan though.
My children were taught by the Grey Nuns in Ogdensburg,New York.
Will it be on next week?
The Grey nuns also built a hospital in Baytown, now Ottawa. Many settled here too. Bytown opened up its arms to the famine emigrants.
The Irish American Heritage Museum was involved in developing a curriculum with Hofstra University for use in New York State and it is on our website.
Abbott Rebecca L.
Maureen Murphy is the NYC educator who has developed a curriculum on the history of the famine
Nice to hear it referred to as Great Hunger as opposed to famine...
In Listowel we only know the names of three people in that pit of about 5,000.
I spent a few hours in the Rose Room" of the NYPL looking at pictures of the Irish immigrants in a book on the Irish famine.I cannot remember the title,but I know that is a good place to dpend time.
Becky and Christine. How does it feel to win an Emmy Award for the film. (See it displayed behind Christine.)
Comment: One of the most important ways to reach our young people is through use of the visual format. The film is so visual and the use of personal statements so strong it is a wonderful way to bring the story to those who have little knowledge of the famine. Great job, thankyou.
Yes thank you - and for hosting this webinar. Great to be here.
This was great. thanks!