Cormac Ó Gráda: From Famine to Feast: Historical Perspectives on The Celtic Tiger
Ireland’s progress over the past decade and the way the country has come from famine in the 19th century to the feast it
enjoys today was the subject of a public lecture in Cardiff during which possible lessons for Wales were also considered.
The speaker, Cormac Ó Gráda, Professor of Economics at University College Dublin, is the author of ‘The Great Irish Famine’
(Macmillan / The Economic History Society, 1989) and ‘An Drochshaol’ (Dublin, Coiscéim, 1994), a study in Irish of how the
famine is reflected in folklore and song in that language.
The Cardiff University Centre for Lifelong Learning and the Wales Famine Forum were joint sponsors of this ‘One World Week’
event in Lecture Theatre 0.22, Law Building, Cardiff University, Museum Avenue, Cathays Park, Cardiff, at 7.30 p.m. on
Thursday 25 October, 2001.
Chair: Jim Carroll, Consul General of Ireland in Wales.