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Caroline Foley

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Margo Shea

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Undergraduate

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5-4-2020

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Ireland, Famine, marriage, land, culture

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History

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Due to the cataclysmic effects of the Irish famine 1845-'52, marriage began to reflect the increasing desire to preserve the central resource of land; matrimony among the Irish diminished as land availability dwindled. The blight created a new understanding amongst the Irish people that the events of the famine must never again occur. The effects of the Famine were so detrimental to the psyche of the Irish people that they began to change the very basis of their societal composition to ensure ongoing socioeconomic security through strategic land ownership.

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Effects Of The Famine On Irish Marriage: From Declaration Of Love To Strategy For Survival

Due to the cataclysmic effects of the Irish famine 1845-'52, marriage began to reflect the increasing desire to preserve the central resource of land; matrimony among the Irish diminished as land availability dwindled. The blight created a new understanding amongst the Irish people that the events of the famine must never again occur. The effects of the Famine were so detrimental to the psyche of the Irish people that they began to change the very basis of their societal composition to ensure ongoing socioeconomic security through strategic land ownership.