Calculating the differences

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Life in 1916 Ireland: Stories from statistics (CSO statistical publication)

The Central Statistics Office has published a special report to coincide with the centenary of the 1916 Rising. The report uses statistics to highlight the differences between Ireland today and Ireland a hundred years ago. It gives a fascinating insight into how the country has changed in areas such as population, mortality, literacy levels, and religious affiliation. It even shows changes in baby names! The report also includes biographical information about the leaders of the Rising. The information is taken from the 1911 census, a treasure trove of information for professional – and amateur – historians. It’s well worth a look. Click here to access the report.

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