The Great Famine In Leitrim" ( Merrion Press )
By Gerard Mac Atasney.
This shocking new history records the Great Famine in County Leitrim with unprecedented depth, making use of records not previously used in any earlier studies. Using these records , MacAtasney seeks to reveal the extent to which both the environmental conditions and the British authorities played a part in altering the life of Co. Leitrim forever.
In 1841 the population of Leitrim was 155.000; ten years later it had declined by forty thousand.
MacAtasney's absorbing study gives substance to these figures with astonishing revelations which are comprehensive and compelling given that the author's findings are contained within the most detailed account of the famine at a local level yet to be written.
Gerard MacAtasney is the author of numerous publications on Irish history......
"Tom Clarke- Life , Liberty, Revolution".
The Other Famine- The 1822 Crisis in Co. Leitrim".
"The Hidden Famine-Poverty ,Hunger, Sectarianism in Belfast"(with Christine Kinealy)
"Leitrim and the Croppies" and he has also contributed to "The Atlas of the Great Irish Famine".
This latest publication is available to purchase now.