Irish Famine Data & Map

The Irish Famine Project has an all Ireland map showing the effects of the Great Hunger or Famine on population between 1841 and 1851.

Just came across an interesting site, The Irish Famine Project

This site has maps of all the Irish civil parishes and shows you the percentage drop in population in each area.

I subscribe to Irish Central and get inundated with various news related to Ireland. Most I don’t read, but occasionally there is something that is a genealogical gem, like the article on The Irish Famine project. So I persevere with all the rest. Any new developments in Irish genealogy do get reported on this site, so it is worth hanging in there.

This site has an interactive map, so you can look at specific civil parishes and see the decrease in population from 1841 to 1851, due to deaths and immigration.  Over a million people died and over a million emigrated during The Great Hunger.

I looked up the population numbers in some of the areas my ancestors came from in Co Tipperary:

Thurles 10,284 pre-Famine and 7,848 after a decrease of 24%

Moyne 2,584 pre and 1,759 after -32%

Drom 2,025 pre and 1,400 after -31%

Moykarky 1,493 pre and 780 after -48%

Loughmore West 2,471 pre and 1,565 after -37%

Fin Dwyer at is doing a series of podcasts on The Famine at the moment. Can’t recommend his podcasts enough. He is a great researcher and his podcasts are interesting and hugely informative.

Author: Kathleen

I have done an Ancestry DNA test and also have uploaded my test results to GedMatch. My GedMatch kit numbers are A029138 and T470174. Please contact me if we are a match. kathleenmfanningAThotmailDOTcom

2 thoughts on “Irish Famine Data & Map”

  1. Thanks so much for all of the work that you’ve put into this! I’m originally from Western New York, near Buffalo, NY, USA and my great-great-great-great-great-grandfather was Jonathon Fanning. I’d traced his ancestry back to Clement Fanning in Limerick (born 1535), but that was nearly 18 years ago for a school project in Year 8. All of the additional information you have about the Fanning family has been truly wonderful to look through!

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