Local history project by pupils of St. Patrick's B.N.S, Castlebar


When did the famine start and when did it end?  

The famine started in the year 1845 and even at the beginning of the 1850's, people were still dying of hunger in Ireland.


When was the Famine Museum in Strokestown opened? It was opened in 1995. We visited the museum in December 1999.

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When did we stage our play about the famine?


Click here to read the text of our play and see some pictures of us in action.


Sixth class put on a play about the famine in the school hall in May 2000. We made all the backdrops ourselves for the play. It was great fun doing it.