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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?

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

Famine Memorial in Dublin - In Ireland, the Great Famine was a period of mass starvation, disease and emigration between 1845 and 1852.[1] It is also known, mostly outside Ireland, as the Irish Potato Famine.[2] In the Irish language it is called an Gorta Mór (IPA: [ənˠ ˈɡɔɾˠtˠə ˈmˠoːɾˠ], meaning "the Great Hunger")[fn 1] or an Drochshaol ([ənˠ ˈdˠɾɔxˌhiːlˠ], meaning "the bad times"). #neverforget

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.

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.

Potato blight played a role, but there was much more at play in Ireland’s Great Hunger of 1845 – 1852.

Potato blight played a role, but there was much more at play in Ireland’s Great Hunger of 1845 –

Eviction scene: The descendants of the family in this photograph, taken in Glenbeigh, Co. Cork in 1888, may have survived the Great Famine, but one wonders what became of them following their eviction and demolition of their home. From the Sean Sexton Collection. http://irishamerica.com/2013/08/the-great-hunger-and-the-celitc-gene/

Eviction scene: The descendants of the family in this photograph, taken in Glenbeigh, Co. Cork in

The Great Irish Potato Famine 1845-1850 By: Tim Davis Hunger in Ireland Picture of citizens attacking a potato store during the potato famine.

The Great Irish Potato Famine By: Tim Davis Hunger in Ireland Picture of citizens attacking a potato store during the potato famine.

“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

Irish Potato Famine

Great Famine: Survey of the Great Famine, which occurred in Ireland in when the potato crop failed in successive years.

The Great Irish Potato Famine.  Remember this on March 17th when you hear the song "When Irish Eyes Are Smiling".  Say a prayer for the poor Irish souls.

The Great Irish Potato Famine. Remember this on March when you hear the song "When Irish Eyes Are Smiling". Say a prayer for the poor Irish souls.

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.

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.