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 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

During our tour of Ireland, we saw many "famine houses", some nearly complete and some crumbling. The Great Irish famine of the 1840′s is now regarded as the single greatest social disaster of 19th century Europe. Between 1845 and 1850, when blight devastated the potato crop, in excess of two million people – almost one-quarter of the entire population – either died or emigrated.

During our tour of Ireland, we saw many "famine houses", some nearly complete and some crumbling. The Great Irish famine of the 1840′s is now regarded as the single greatest social disaster of 19th century Europe. Between 1845 and 1850, when blight devastated the potato crop, in excess of two million people – almost one-quarter of the entire population – either died or emigrated.

Irish sculpture in Cork says Thanks to the American Indians who helped them during the Irish Famine

Irish sculpture in Cork says Thanks to the American Indians who helped them during the Irish Famine

Irish famine memorial : photo by William Murphy.  Creative Commons: Some rights Reserved

Irish famine memorial : photo by William Murphy. Creative Commons: Some rights Reserved

Day 71 - Amazing memorial to those lost on "Coffin Ships" during the wave of famine-escaping immigration.  This is at the base of Croagh Patrick.

Day 71 - Amazing memorial to those lost on "Coffin Ships" during the wave of famine-escaping immigration. This is at the base of Croagh Patrick.

Coffin Ship National Memorial, County Mayo, Ireland whose rigging is skeletons - commemorating the 1845-52 Irish famine when millions died or fled and 30% of those on the ships lie in the sea. Ireland's largest bronze, unveiled in 1997.

Coffin Ship National Memorial, County Mayo, Ireland whose rigging is skeletons - commemorating the 1845-52 Irish famine when millions died or fled and 30% of those on the ships lie in the sea. Ireland's largest bronze, unveiled in 1997.

Irish sites of mass graves from the holocaust.

Is Britain’s cover-up of its 1845-1850 holocaust in Ireland the most successful Big Lie in all of history?

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