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

From previous pinner: Memorial to potato famine, Dublin. This is so amazing to see in person. The reason why some of my Irish ancestors came to America

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.

The Great Potato Famine, Ireland, The poor farmers in Ireland were dependent upon potatoes to survive. Despite the huge number or starving people on the island harvests of corn and grain were exported for profit rather than used at home.

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.

Mayo, Ireland Photographers note -The village was deserted during the Irish Potato Famine. The stone walls of the houses are still there but the straw roofs are long gone. Very interesting, beautiful, sad place.

Mayo, Ireland Photographers note -The village was deserted during the Irish Potato Famine, (genocide). The stone walls of the houses are still there but the straw roofs are long gone. Very interesting, beautiful, sad place.

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

Irish Potato Famine – Ireland’s holocaust The Great Famine of the late 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.

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.

Potato Famine Memorial. Dublin. Ireland.  Powerful, heartbreaking .

Travel to learn and to remember: Potato Famine Memorial. Powerful and heartbreaking.

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?

The Great Famine that ravaged the potato crop in Ireland in the caused widespread starvation, and prompted a wave of emigration to America.

Irish Potato Famine...From 1845-1852 potato blight ruined potato crops across Ireland, causing over a million deaths by starvation and 1-2 million more to emigrate.

The Potato Blight Famine of Ireland. Skibbereen 1847 by Cork artist James Mahony commissioned by Illustrated London News, 1847

'The 1841 census graded houses in Ireland into four classes. The lowest class consisted of mud and thatch cabins of a single windowless room like this'

The 1841 census graded houses in Ireland into four classes. The lowest class consisted of mud and thatch cabins of a single windowless room like this. My ancestor, William Casey, May have lived in a house like this before he went to Scotland in about

The Irish Potato Famine of 1845 - English landlords have arrived to expel their Irish tenants whose crop failures bankrupt them.

The famine that brought vast numbers of Irish to the U. wasn't caused by nature; it was caused by ruthless capitalists. (Excellent history from the Zinn Education Project with lesson plans on the real story of the Irish Potato Famine, with lesson plans)

Potato blight played a role, but there was much more at play in Ireland’s Great Hunger of 1845 – 1852.

Extremely rare artifact on display at St Mary’s Famine Museum in Thurles. They really have to stop calling it a famine, and calling it by its proper name - the Irish Holocaust.

The Irish Potato Famine of 1845 - This memorial honors the memory of over a million Irish people who died of starvation.

The Irish Potato Famine of 1845 - This memorial honors the memory of over a million Irish people who died of starvation.

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