What was The Great Famine, and how did it happen? Download our History-at-Home pack to find out this and more.

Discover the conditions and circumstances that led to The Great Famine of 1845 - 1852, and caused the death of 1 million people and another 1.5 million to leave Ireland. Learn how Irish people battled many hardships and of their struggle to survive, with a mix of reading and hands-on activities.

What's inside?

  • Discover the tragic history that caused The Great Famine and how it impacted Ireland and her people
  • Meet the Quinn brothers, refugees who travelled from Strokestown and made new lives in Canada
  • Make your own survival biscuits, a common food source for famine relief around the world
  • Learn how to make cardboard shoes, as worn by evicted tenants of Strokestown estate during their march to Dublin

With 11 pages of engaging activities for children 8+, download it now! Simply fill in the form opposite and we'll email you the pack to download in an instant so you can print off at home.

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