Severity of the Famine in 1847. Farmers in the east depended on cereal crops, those in Ulster grew flax, only small farms of west and partts of Munter potatoe in a monopolistic position. 30% of Irish wholly dependant on potatoes for food.

Severity of the Famine in Farmers in the east depended on cereal crops, those in Ulster grew flax, only small farms of west and partts of Munter potatoe in a monopolistic position. of Irish wholly dependant on potatoes for food.

Cause Of Great Potato Famine revealed/More than 1 million died between 1845-1854 causing 1 million to emigrate & fueling tension between Irish Catholics & Protestants. Now DNA sequencing of dried leafs of the "Irish lumper" potato, the genome of the organism causing the blight has been  found to be a single strain of a fungus like pathogen Phytophthora infestus.    May 24, 2013

Old Leaves Reveal Cause Of Great Famine

Cause Of Great Potato Famine: Now DNA sequencing of dried leafs of the "Irish lumper" potato, the genome of the organism causing the blight has been found to be a single strain of a fungus like pathogen Phytophthora infestus

A family evicted in Donegal during the Famine in 1848. This was to be continued during the Rent evictions in the 1880s.  Irish National Photographic Archives

Charles Stuart Parnell And The Irish Land League

In 1879 alone over Irish people were evicted from their land and left to starve. They had very little land and were unable to grow enough crops to feed themselves and pay the ren. Charles Stuart Parnell, Irish Land League, Evictions in Ireland

Irish Famine triggered mental illness in future generations of Irish, says historian - IrishCentral.com

Irish Famine triggered mental illness in future generations of Irish, says historian Intergenerational trauma

What Happened During the Great Irish Famine?: A starving family digging for potatoes, as depicted in the Illustrated London News in 1847

What Happened During the Great Irish Famine?

The Great Famine that ravaged the potato crop in Ireland in the caused widespread starvation, and prompted a wave of emigration to America.

Why the real story of the Irish Famine is not taught in U.S. schools Bill Bigelow @ZinnEdProject April 04,2015 05:43 AM

Irish historian and author of "The Famine Plot", Tim Pat Coogan, wades in as sign anti-Channel 4 Famine sitcom petition.

The Graves are Walking - The History of the Great Irish Famine by John Kelly - RTÉ Ten

The Graves are Walking - The History of the Great Irish Famine by John Kelly ***It's so hard to find much on the century famine Swift writes about. I think this is on the century potato famine.

Beginning in the 1700's, the Irish were evicted by greedy landlords, which were primarily English, living in England. Once the famine began, the evictions became rampant, leaving the Irish homeless in their own land.

Irish history for St Patrick's Day - Beginning in the the Irish were evicted by greedy landlords, which were primarily English, living in England. Once the famine began, the evictions became rampant, leaving the Irish homeless in their own land.

Black Potatoes: The Story of the Great Irish Famine, 1845-1850. I won many awards for my books and this book was one of many others.

2002 Sibert Award - Black Potatoes: The Story of the Great Irish Famine, by Susan Campbell Bartoletti

Mayo, Ireland Photographers note -The village was deserted during the Irish Potato Famine. The stone walls of the houses are still there but the straw roofs are long gone. Very interesting, beautiful, sad place.

OP: "Mayo, Ireland Photographers note -The village was deserted during the Irish Potato Famine. The stone walls of the houses are still there but the straw roofs are long gone. Very interesting, beautiful, sad place.

Taking the pulse of a sick Irish emigrant on board ship. A million people died during the potato famine of the 1840s and a million more emigrated. Wood engraving c1890

Teeth of Irish famine victims reveal scientific markers for starvation

Irish Immigration: In 1840 America saw a dramatic increase in irish immigration due to the potato famine in Ireland. Their immigration led to settlement in eastern cities like New York and Boston. This also led to competition for jobs.

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