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In Their Own Words: The Famine in North Connacht – Liam Swords

Just in on secondhand books is “In Their Own Words: The Famine in North Connacht” by Liam Swords

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The Book

Told in diary form, this chronicles the unfolding calamity as seen through the eyes of those who experienced the Famine, either as victims, or as priests and ministers who strove to alleviate the plight of the starving. With most of its material never published before, this makes a major contribution to a better understanding of the Famine.

About the Author

Liam Swords was born in Swinford, Co. Mayo, Ireland in 1937. As a young cleric in the 1960s he realized the power of media and was very involved in the popular TV series ‘Radharc’. Fr. Swords was an active historian and accomplished author whose many publications included stories of the Irish in Paris during the French Revolution. Swords valued his time abroad and sought before his death in 2011 to establish a Foundation which would help other Irish students or researchers spend time in Paris as part of their studies.

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