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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.

Photograph The Famine Memorial. Dublin by Jaime GP on 500px

The Famine Memorial. Dublin by Jaime GP on DESCRIPTION The emigrant sculptures are in memory of the native Irish who were forced into emigration during the Great Famine years. Between 1845 and 1852 over a million left Ireland to escape starvation.

Why the real story of the Irish Famine is not taught in U.S. schools Bill Bigelow @ZinnEdProject April 04,2015 05:43 AM

Irish historian and author of "The Famine Plot", Tim Pat Coogan, wades in as sign anti-Channel 4 Famine sitcom petition.

Interior of a peasant's cottage.

The Great Irish Famine (English Made)

cidade de Cobh na Irlanda

The Queenstown Story museum in Cobh, Co. Cork is well worth the trip- and the statue of Annie Moore outside is one of two; the other is on Ellis Island in NY

The Mullamast Stone, from 500-600 in Ireland. There are 4 blade marks on the left side of the stone and 2 deep ones on top, suggesting that the stone was used as part of a “sword in the stone” kingship ritual. The perpetuation of the importance of the “sword in the stone,” which comes from Arthurian legend, demonstrates the continuity of Celtic rituals even after the arrival of Christianity in Ireland.

The Mullamast Stone, from Ireland. Four blade marks, left side; two deep ones on top, suggest stone's possible use in “sword in the stone” kingship ritual from Arthurian legend.

Monument to murdered children of Lidice. Their survived mothers didn't want that faces of statues resembled their children, so the sculptor made their features quite generalized.

Monument to murdered children of Lidice. June Lidice, a village in Czechoslovakia, ceased to exist due to invasion by German Forces (Holocaust History)

Statue of Annie Moore and her brothers pointing west towards America, found in Cobh Co. Cork.  Annie was the first immigrant to pass through Ellis Island.

Irish Women : Anna "Annie" Moore (April 24 was the first immigrant to America to pass through the Ellis Island facility in New York.

Memorial to potato famine in Dublin, Ireland; http://www.pinterest.com/pin/526217537681790604/

From previous pinner: Memorial to potato famine, Dublin. The reason why some of my Irish ancestors came to America

The Janus Figure is believed to be between 2000 and 3000 years old and stands about 4 feet high in Caldragh Cemetery, an ancient burial ground on Boa Island in Northern Ireland.

The Janus Figure is believed to be between 2000 and 3000 years old and stands about 4 feet high in Caldragh Cemetery, an ancient burial ground on Boa Island in Northern Ireland.

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