Famine Warhouse, County Tipperary

Famine Warhouse, County Tipperary

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During the Great Famine, 1845-1850, the Warhouse at Ballingarry, Co. Tipperary, was the scene of the principal action of the 1848 Rebellion by the Young Irelanders.

The Young Ireland movement which attracted journalists, barristers, historians and poets was initiated by the Protestant intellectual, Thomas Davis and comprised some of the most brilliant names in modern Irish history. Together with Charles Gavan Duffy and John Blake Dillon, Davis founded The Nation newspaper in 1842 to promote national self-determination, cultural identity and a pluralist Ireland.

The house exhibits the history of the Famine and mass emigration, the rebellion, high treason trials and the penal exile of the Young Ireland leaders to Australia and their escapes to the United States Of America. The exhibition places the Famine Rebellion in the context of 1848 as Europe's year of revolutions in France, Germany, Italy, Austria and Hungary. there is access to the ground floor for visitors with disabilities.

 

 

Admission free of charge

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