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

The Great Potato Famine, Ireland,  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.

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

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

One of the many tragic ironies of famine stricken Ireland is that as people died of starvation, thousands of tons of grain that could have saved them was instead shipped out of the country. How could such a seemingly perverse and inhuman policy be allowed to continue?

One of the many tragic ironies of famine stricken Ireland is that as people died of starvation, thousands of tons of grain that could have saved them was instead shipped out of the country by the English.

The Irish Potato Famine of 1845 - A Bit of Irish History

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

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

Great Famine (Ireland) - Famine Memorial in Dublin.

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.

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