The Famine Roads: a box of old family papers and the horror of the great Irish famine


A talk by Charles Egan, 8.00 pm Glenview Hotel

Charles will tell the story of the great Irish famine, based on six documents found in the old family farmhouse in County Mayo.  These detailed the horror of the famine relief roads during one of the most savage episodes of Irish history.  His slide show will illustrate also background to the famine in Mayo, Wicklow, Ireland, England and America.

Born in Nottingham, Charles has lived in Tipperary, Wicklow and London.  He studied Commerce in UCD, and following a career in the Private Sector, joined the IDA, and subsequently set up his own business.  He has published two novels, The Killing Snows and The Exile Breed.  Apart from literature, his main interests are history, film and worldwide travel.


Entry €4 (€3 for members) – all welcome.



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