History this month was the Famine.During this topic we learned about what kind of country Ireland was at the time. We read the novel “Under the Hawthorn tree’ by Marita Conlon McKenna and learned about the soup Kitchens, life in the workhouse and what a journey on a Famine Ship would have been like. We spent a day “starving” and experiencing the food found on a workhouse menu. I had a lot of grumpy children that day!
Our trip to Dunbrody Famine ship concluded our work on the Famine. We all agreed that we were much happier living in Modern Ireland!