Below are slides (in pdf) and two documents of charts from my talk today at UCD, which was a seminar jointly hosted by the Humanities Institute of Ireland and the Geary Institute. Many thanks for their kind invitation and the very useful comments.

This work is in progress: while most of the data collection is done, some cleaning-up remains to be done–in particular some more work on handling missing values around the years 1810 to 1822: so some of the Ireland aggregates for those years reported here are not final and should be treated with caution.

I’d be happy to notify anyone interested of updates to this, in particular when a working paper is available: just drop me an email at



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