Edinburgh Festival of Ireland Meet the Author

Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesPublic Engagement – Public lecture/debate/seminar

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Edinburgh Festival of Ireland Meet the Author - Enda Delaney, The Great Irish Famine: A History in Four Lives (Gill and Macmillan, 2014)

The diaries of the Highland Lady, Elizabeth Grant of Rothiemurchus, give a unique account of the day-to-day experience of Ireland`s Great Famine. From her privileged vantage point as a resident landlord, she recorded her private thoughts in fascinating detail about the crisis as it unfolded in the late 1840s . Her forthright views on the nature of Irish society provide fascinating insights into the tensions that became so painfully obvious during the Irish Famine, between landlords and tenants, Catholics and Protestants, the rich and the poor, and the powerful and the powerless. Enda Delaney's latest book is The Great Irish Famine: A History in Four Lives (Gill and Macmillan, 2014). Approx. 35 people in attendance
Period12 Mar 2014
Event typeOther
LocationEdinburgh, United Kingdom