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Overdue Introduction

Bigfoot

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Yes it was a busy year for us Irish then! A lot of Donovans, and Murphys, and O'Sullivans, and so on!

Still hard to believe that our population peaked at 8.1 million around that time - 70% more than we have now......damn potatoes...... :cry:
I hadn’t realised that the population was so large in Ireland then compared to now.
 

NoddyPirate

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I hadn’t realised that the population was so large in Ireland then compared to now.
Yep - it just about halved between mid 19th century and 1930. The Famine lost us 1 million or so to start with and then a continuous process of emigration after that. 1847 was a bad year for all involved..... 🥔 :cry:

Ireland Population Analysis

(EDIT - analysis is all island obviously - our current population in the Republic is a little over 4.8 million now I think.)
 
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