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EXPLORER AND PHILANTHROPIST: Count Paul Edmund Strzelecki

EXPLORER AND PHILANTHROPIST: Count Paul Edmund Strzelecki

EXPLORER AND PHILANTHROPIST: Count Paul Edmund Strzelecki

A Polish nobleman who helped 200,000 Irish children survive the Great Famine is being honoured with an exhibition in Dublin.

Count Paul Edmund Strzelecki arrived in Co Mayo in 1847 to spearhead a charity's efforts to save the poor from starvation.

"No pen can describe the distress by which I am surrounded," he wrote in Westport in March that year.


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