Griffin, B (2018) '"The more sport the merrier, say we": sport in Ireland during the Great Famine.' Irish Economic and Social History. ISSN 0332-4893 (Forthcoming)

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During the years of the Great Famine in Ireland, large numbers of people flocked to sporting events, despite the tragedy that engulfed most of the country's poorer inhabitants. Such sports as horse racing (particularly steeplechasing), greyhound coursing, foxhunting, cricket, sailing and cockfighting featured prominently in people's leisure pursuits. This article illustrates the enduring popularity of sports with people from all social classes, and suggests why people's enjoyment of sport from 1845 to 1849 has been erased from popular memory of the Famine.

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Date Deposited: 14 May 2018 11:43
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