Rather than be weakened by their experiences, many Irish people lived long and prosperous lives. Our members have been sharing stories of their Irish centenarian ancestors, that were born during or before the famine.
Fluent in Irish and English, Mary was the last survivor of The Great Hunger when she died in Castlebar, aged 108.
Do you know the details of your Irish ancestors who were born before the Great Hunger? Adding their story to the Chronicles of their parish of origin enables us to reconstruct a picture of that place, in a time before extreme hardship resulted in around half of the Irish population dying or emigrating.