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.

Kilbirnie in Ayreshire, Scotland.   My Father's Logan family, settled here after leaving Ireland due to the potato famine!

Kilbirnie in Ayreshire, Scotland. My Father's Logan family, settled here after leaving Ireland due to the potato famine!

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.

The History Place - Irish Potato Famine

Welcome to The History Place! This website contains information and photographs from a variety of time periods in United States history.

Cause Of Great Potato Famine revealed/More than 1 million died between 1845-1854 causing 1 million to emigrate & fueling tension between Irish Catholics & Protestants. Now DNA sequencing of dried leafs of the "Irish lumper" potato, the genome of the organism causing the blight has been  found to be a single strain of a fungus like pathogen Phytophthora infestus.    May 24, 2013

Old Leaves Reveal Cause Of Great Famine

Cause Of Great Potato Famine: Now DNA sequencing of dried leafs of the "Irish lumper" potato, the genome of the organism causing the blight has been found to be a single strain of a fungus like pathogen Phytophthora infestus

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.

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 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.

Irish Potato Famine

Great Famine: Survey of the Great Famine, which occurred in Ireland in when the potato crop failed in successive years.

The Graves are Walking - The History of the Great Irish Famine by John Kelly - RTÉ Ten

The Graves are Walking - The History of the Great Irish Famine by John Kelly ***It's so hard to find much on the century famine Swift writes about. I think this is on the century potato famine.

'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

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