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.
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.
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 It is also known, mostly outside Ireland, as the Irish Potato Famine. In the Irish language it is called an Gorta Mór.
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 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)