discovery3This is a collection of materials— mostly from newspapers— about the Great Hunger of Ireland that began in 1845. All of these materials are contemporary and are provided with little or no added commentary. Many of the illustrations here have been re-used in a multitude of other publications, but they are rarely shown in their original written context, as they are here.

Although all of the original materials are now in the public domain, a great deal of care and effort have gone into making these editions as attractive as possible. If you would like to publish copies of any of them, please make a citation to the Views of the Famine website. Thank you.


Compiled by Steve Taylor