Mapping the Great Irish Famine - Mike Murphy

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Mike Murphy presented at the Society of Cartographers 48th Annual Conference

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Mapping the Great Irish Famine - Mike Murphy

  1. 1. As the name Parish suggests, Civil Parishes were originally the Christian (pre-reformation) ecclesiastical areas.
  2. 2. World wide Percentage Death rates from Famine
  3. 3. Britain Irish-Born 1841
  4. 4. Percentage Population Increase between 1821 and 1841
  5. 5. Distribution and Size of Barracks in 1837
  6. 6. Ireland was divided into 130 Poor Law Unions between 1837-1841 with each union comprising an average of 15 electoral divisions Unlike their English counterpart, the ‘Irish Poor’ did not have a legal right to assistance Designed by: George Wilkinson
  7. 7. Number of People per 100 acres in 1841 ( Population Density)
  8. 8. Percentage distribution of First, Second, Third and Fourth Class houses in 1841
  9. 9. Percentage Distribution of Children (under Five Years of age) in 1841
  10. 10. Origin and spread of Potato Blight
  11. 11. HOSPITALSPre-Famine & Temporary Hospitals
  12. 12. Potato Ridges in Achill
  13. 13. ReliefRoad
  14. 14. Number of Ships departing from Irish Ports in 1847, arriving inLONDON LIVERPOOL GLASGOW
  15. 15. Irish in BOSTON, CANADA & NEW YORK
  16. 16. Asenath Nicholsons First Trip 1844-45
  17. 17. Earl Grey Secretary of state for the Colonies Solution to Irish Female Orphans
  18. 18. Cartogram showing inward Famine Non-Government Relief in Pounds
  19. 19. Percentage change in children under Five Years of Age, between 1841 - 1851
  20. 20. Town Population Increase &Decrease between 1841 - 1851
  21. 21. Towns that Disappeared (under twenty houses)
  22. 22. Famine Survivors 1857
  23. 23. Irish in UK Cities & Towns 1851
  24. 24. World Map of Famine
  25. 25. Hunger Severity 2011

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