Wellcome Trust

Large numbers of Irish immigrants in cramped lodging houses and slums contributed to the spread of disease, Wellcome Library, London
Speakers Dr Catherine Cox, Professor Hilary Marland and Dr Sarah York Project Title Madness, migration and the Irish in Lancashire c.1850-1921 Summary In the first half of 1847 an estimated 300,000 Irish migrants arrived into the port of Liverpool. Irish migration into Lancashire escalated significantly during the Great Famine and […]

Madness, Migration and the Irish in Lancashire, 1850–1921