The Irish Famine Project, by Alan Fernihough, Principal Investigator and Áine Doran, Research Assistant, compiles data from before and after the Famine. The information then shows you the change in the population. For example, I looked at the civil parish of Dromtarriff, County Cork, which was home to my O’Connell ancestors.
I am not certain how I will use this data, but it is interesting to see how the population decreased and the education increased. You can search this database by civil parish or click on the data link and see the information by each civil parish. Click on any of the arrows and you can sort by the different data points. I plan to take a good look at all of County Cork to see how the #’s are throughout the county. Could be good data to assist with my O’Connell One Name Study. The data can be used to see how the families change with the famine too. Will the % of change be the same within the civil parish with just the O’Connells or even the county over all? That is something I definitely plan to look at.