Famine Aid: Sawyers Soup – Relief as deterrent

Presented Saturday, Sept. 26 from 3:00 – 3:30 p.m. and
Sunday, Sept. 27 from 2:00 – 2:30 p.m. in Frazier Hall


Much has been made of the response or lack thereof by those in a position to help during the Great Famine.  The Victorian response to poor aid was different from what we understand today, but it was different in Ireland for a multitude of reasons. Here we will look at what that 19th century response was in “Sawyers Soup,” what exactly the rationale behind it was as a legitimate response to mass starvation in Ireland.
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