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.
Famine Memorial in Dublin - In Ireland, the Great Famine was a period of mass starvation, disease and emigration between 1845 and 1852. It is also known, mostly outside Ireland, as the Irish Potato Famine. 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
Irish Potato Famine – Ireland’s holocaust The Great Famine of the late 1840s is the single most catastrophic event in Irish history. It caused a million deaths and forced a million people to emigrate. Ireland lost a quarter of its population.
The graves are walking : the great famine and the saga of the Irish people - Describes the Great Irish Potato Famine that began in 1845 and discusses how the combined forces of bacterial infection, political greed and religious intolerance started a disaster that killed twice as many people as died during the American Civil War.
“The Graves Are Walking”: Was the Great Potato Famine a 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.