Ireland has produced several great poets including two Nobel prize winners in WB Yeats and Seamus Heaney. Here we present Ireland’s 100 favourite poems as voted for by readers of the Irish Times. We have added notes and analysis on some of the most popular.
Photo of Strokestown Park National Irish Famine Museum
Irish window lace
The typhus epidemic of 1847 was an outbreak of epidemic typhus caused by a massive Irish emigration in 1847, during the Great Famine, aboard crowded and disease-ridden "coffin ships". In Canada, more than 20 000 people died from 1847 to 1848, with many quarantined in fever sheds in Grosse Isle, Montreal, Kingston, Ontario, Toronto and St. John, New Brunswick .