The Famine Irish in Glasgow – video

This video – The Famine Irish in Glasgow – features the society’s president Professor Sir Tom Devine, the leading historian on the Irish in Scotland.

He reflects on the impact and legacy of the Famine Irish migration to Glasgow in 1847 as well as his own grandparents’ story of relocation from Ulster to Scotland in the later nineteenth century. The film also explores how Celtic Football Club was established to help alleviate the poverty of Famine Irish emigrants and their descendants.

The Famine Irish in Glasgow is part of the Great Famine Voices 2022 season, hosted by the National Famine Museum, Strokestown Park and the Irish Heritage Trust with funding from the Government of Ireland Emigrant Support Programme.…

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