Perfectly timed for International Women's Day, Quinnipiac University Press has just published 'Women and the Great Hunger in Ireland', which examines the diverse and still largely unexplored role of women during the great tragedy that unfolded on the island between 1845 and 1852.
Edited by Christine Kinealy, Jason King and Ciarán Reilly, the 234-page softback brings together the work of some of the leading researchers in Irish studies, with new scholarship, methodologies and perspectives.
In addition to more traditional sources, the collection of 16 essays include contributions that draw on folklore and popular culture.
For a detailed review of the new book, see Margaret Kelleher's piece in The Irish Times.
The book is being distributed by and can be ordered from Cork University Press, price €25.