Bioarchaeological research of victims of the Great Irish Famine

Press/Media: Research

Period20 Oct 2011 → 30 Aug 2018

Media coverage

6

Media coverage

  • TitleKilkenny Famine victims are helping to unveil even more secrets from the past
    Degree of recognitionRegional
    Media name/outletKilkenny People
    Media typePrint
    CountryIreland
    Date30/08/18
    Producer/AuthorSian Moloughney
    PersonsJonny Geber
  • TitleStory of Famine's youngest victims unearthed in mass grave
    Degree of recognitionNational
    Media name/outletIrish Examiner
    Media typePrint
    CountryUnited Kingdom
    Date8/09/14
    DescriptionA study of over 500 child skeletons from a mass workhouse grave has uncovered the harrowing deaths suffered by the youngest victims of the Famine.
    Producer/AuthorLynne Kelleher
    PersonsJonny Geber
  • TitleWorkhouse graves give up famine horror secrets
    Degree of recognitionNational
    Media name/outletIrish Mirror
    Media typePrint
    CountryUnited Kingdom
    Date7/09/14
    DescriptionAlmost two thirds of the 545 youngsters buried in the mass grave were under six while workhouse records show the mortality rate for babies under the age of two was four times higher than older children.
    Producer/AuthorLynne Kelleher
    PersonsJonny Geber
  • TitleNew Discoveries in the Mass Burials at Kilkenny Union Workhouse
    Degree of recognitionNational
    Media name/outletIrish America
    Media typePrint
    CountryUnited States
    Date15/06/13
    Producer/AuthorAdam Farley
    PersonsJonny Geber
  • TitleThe Kilkenny workhouse mass burials: An archaeology of the Irish Potato Famine
    Degree of recognitionInternational
    Media name/outletCurrent Archaeology
    Media typePrint
    CountryUnited Kingdom
    Date4/04/13
    DescriptionThe horrifying human cost of the Great Irish Famine is well known, but what archaeological traces has it left? Recent research at Queen’s University Belfast by Jonny Geber has revealed the realities of life for a community struck down during the crisis, and how a misdiagnosis may have added to the suffering.
    Producer/AuthorCarly Hilts
    PersonsJonny Geber
  • TitleWitnesses to a catastrophe
    Degree of recognitionNational
    Media name/outletThe Irish Times
    Media typePrint
    CountryUnited Kingdom
    Date20/10/11
    DescriptionA forgotten Famine burial site inside the grounds of a former workhouse in Kilkenny has yielded the remains of nearly 1,000
    people, and a wealth of knowledge about how they lived and how they died.
    Producer/AuthorDick Ahlstrom
    PersonsJonny Geber