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Ancient, Dunluce Castle, Northern Ireland....my husband's family once were the royal family that owned this! The entire story is in his ancestry and we also found an old Irish history book that told the story. The famine drove many to poverty and onto the sea and America. We have a watercolor in our den of this once majestic beauty.
The Jeanie Johnston, reconstruction of a late 1800s famine ship. These were commonly known as coffin ships because so many lost their lives while on board. The ship carried an average of 200 people on voyages of approx. 47 days from Ireland to American during the famine (Irish Rain Photography)
Irish Famine Immigration (1840)
With the great numbers of immigrants coming into Canada, the country grew as a whole, both economically and socially. As stated previously, “the Irish came by the thousands before and after the great famines in Ireland. From 1845-1850, over 300,000 immigrants came to Canada.”
The Potato 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.....primary cause repeated loss of potato crop from black mold blight
The Graves Are Walking: The Great Famine and the Saga of the Irish People
A very serious and sad, but compelling tale of the Irish famine years. A vast screw up of society / governance, nature, politics, prejudice, and humanity. As one of Irish heritage, I can't help but wonder how many great minds /stories/ lives were lost to this genocide.