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 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

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This picture links to the Great Potato Famine in Ireland that occurred in the late 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.

This picture links to the Great Potato Famine in Ireland that occurred in the late 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.

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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

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

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

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

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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 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.

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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?: A starving family digging for potatoes, as depicted in the Illustrated London News in 1847

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1845, Irish Famine: James S. Donnelly, The Great Irish Potato Famine (Sutton, 2001).
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'The Graves are Walking: The Great Famine and the Saga of the Irish People' by John Kelly & 'The Famine Plot: England’s Role in Ireland’s Greatest Tragedy' by Tim Pat Coogan. - Between 1845 and 1855 Ireland lost a third of its population—1 million people died from starvation and disease and 2 million emigrated. Two new books explore Britain’s role in the famine and rekindle the debate about whether its misdeeds can be considered genocide.

'The Graves are Walking: The Great Famine and the Saga of the Irish People' by John Kelly & 'The Famine Plot: England’s Role in Ireland’s Greatest Tragedy' by Tim Pat Coogan. - Between 1845 and 1855 Ireland lost a third of its population—1 million people died from starvation and disease and 2 million emigrated. Two new books explore Britain’s role in the famine and rekindle the debate about whether its misdeeds can be considered genocide.

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Memorial to those who died in the Great Famine, located beside the River Liffey in Dublin.

Memorial to those who died in the Great Famine, located beside the River Liffey in Dublin.

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

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

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