Famine  Warhouse 1848

The Warhouse was the scene of the 1848 Rebellion during The Great Famine. The house displays exhibits of the Famine and mass emigration, the rebellion, high season trials and penal exile of the Young Ireland leaders in Australia and their escapes to the U.S.A.

The Famine Warhouse was besieged by rebels under the leadership of the Protestant aristocrat, William Smith O’Brien, M.P in retaliation to 47 police who had barricaded themselves into the McCormack farmhouse taking five children hostage. The Famine Rebellion of 1848 is contextualised as part of Europe’s Year of Revolutions in France, Germany, Italy, Austria and Hungary. Access to the ground floor for visitors with disabilities.

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