The great potato famine

The Great Potato Famine, Ireland,  1840s.  The poor farmers in Ireland were dependent upon potatoes to survive.  Interestingly, despite the huge number or starving people on the island, huge numbers of crops (such as corn and grain) were exported for profit rather than used at home.

The Great Potato Famine, Ireland, The poor farmers in Ireland were dependent upon potatoes to survive. Despite the huge number or starving people on the island harvests of corn and grain were exported for profit rather than used at home.

History jokes

IM IRISH AND I FIND THIS HILARIOUS << Ok so we were in history and this kid was talking so my teacher asked him a question and he goes ".the potato famine? We were talking about the revolutionary war 😄

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.

The Great Famine – Ireland's Holocaust. Read More about the Irish Potato Famine on Ireland Calling

Irish Potato Famine – Ireland’s holocaust The Great Famine of the late is the single most catastrophic event in Irish history. It caused a million deaths and forced a million people to emigrate. Ireland lost a quarter of its population.

On Saturday 20 August, Bishop Liam MacDaid, Bishop of Clogher, delivered…

Great Famine (Ireland) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

“The Graves Are Walking”: Was the Great Potato Famine a genocide?

“The Graves Are Walking”: Was the Great Potato Famine a genocide?

“The Graves Are Walking”: Was the Great Potato Famine a genocide? A new book argues that free-market ideology, not murderous intent, killed Ireland's millions

The Great Famine was a period of mass starvation, disease and emigration in Ireland between 1845 and 1852.  During the famine Ireland's population dropped by 20–25  percent, one million people died, and a million more emigrated from the island.

The Potato Famine was a period of mass starvation, disease and emigration in Ireland between 1845 and During the famine Ireland's population dropped by percent, one million people died, and a million more emigrated.

The Great Hunger, famine memorial, Dublin Ireland

Famine Memorial in Dublin - In Ireland, the Great Famine was a period of mass starvation, disease and emigration between 1845 and It is also known, mostly outside Ireland, as the Irish Potato Famine. In the Irish language it is called an Gorta Mór.

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