You might want to start by checking out BellaOnline -The Voice of Women. Don’t be misled by that address. It should take you to the home of that site and an interesting article on IRISH LIFE IN THE 1800’s.
Since many of the poor Irish of the period ended in the Workhouse or the Poorhouse, you might find the following site useful or tragically sad:
If you are a visual learner, you should check out the following resource, full of great information yes, but stunning sketches of the time: