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The Great Irish Famine – Public Talks
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Date(s) - 07/03/2014
7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Two public talks will take place in the Garden Restaurant, Muckross House on Friday 7th March at 7.30pm.

The Kerry Girls: Between the Famine and the Crown by Ms. Kay Caball.

Mapping the Great Irish Famine in Kerry by Michael Murphy.    

Kay Caball is a native of Listowel, a genealogist and author of “The Kerry Girls: Between the Famine and the Crown”. Ms. Caball will outline the true story of 117 girls sent out to Australia in 1849/1850 from Workhouses in Dingle (20), Kenmare (25), Killarney (35) and Listowel (37), under the auspices of the Earl Grey ‘Orphan’  scheme.              

Michael Murphy, one of the three editors of the “Atlas of the Great Irish Famine”, Cartographer, Geography Dept. UCC, will present and discuss this hugely significant publication from a Kerry Perspective.

Venue:   Mucros Garden Restaurant.

Further information available from Muckross House Research Library, 064 6670152 or email