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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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

Opening of new Irish Famine Museum in U.S. a vital moment in our history --So long hidden, the Great Hunger finally takes center stage

Opening of new Irish Famine Museum in U.S. a vital moment in our history --So long hidden, the Great Hunger finally takes center stage

Boston, Massachusetts - Irish Famine Immigrants #TheCrazyCities #crazyBoston

Boston, Massachusetts - Irish Famine Immigrants #TheCrazyCities #crazyBoston

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.

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.

Beginning in the 1700's, the Irish were evicted by greedy landlords, which were primarily English, living in England. Once the famine began, the evictions became rampant, leaving the Irish homeless in their own land.

Beginning in the 1700's, the Irish were evicted by greedy landlords, which were primarily English, living in England. Once the famine began, the evictions became rampant, leaving the Irish homeless in their own land.

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