The Great Irish Famine: What Was The Blight? It's often said that "Those who cannot learn from history are doomed to repeat it" and the terrible Irish Potato Famine of the late 1840s is a lesson we've failed to completely take on board. The potato, like the tomato, came to Europe from the Americas and initially
The Great Irish Famine & Mass Emigration The disaster of Great Famine which struck Ireland in 1845 can trace most of its causes to the introduction of the dreaded Penal Laws in 1695. These unjust laws deprived the Catholic majority of many civil rights including education, religious freedom and ownership of land;
The Great Irish Famine: An Overview From 1845, when Ireland's potato crop partially failed, to 1847, when starvation and disease rose to dramatic levels, to 1852, when the economy and population was just getting back on its feet, the Irish were the Silent People. The "Great Hunger", known as An Gorta Mor in Gaelic, happened in an era when
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