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.
History: In this picture you see is a representation of what happened during the great potato famine. Is started in 1845 and lasted 7 years. A virus was spreading all over the potatoes and leaving many people starved. During this time potatoes were a huge food source. While all of the chaos was happening cropping materials were more expensive, and they still traded with England making the potato problem worse. Over the 7 years 1 million people died, and 1 million people fled.