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

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.

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.

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 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.

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.

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.

Irish Potato Famine

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

Irish Potatoe Famine: The Coffin Ships Ireland is in your hands, in your power. If you do not save her, she cannot save herself. I solemnly call upon you to recollect that I predict with the sincerest conviction that a quarter of her population will perish unless you come to her relief. Daniel O'Connell to the British House of Commons, 1847.http://www.historyplace.com/worldhistory/famine/

The History Place - Irish Potato Famine - 9 Sections - Really explains the history behind the Irish Potato Famine.

County Kerry - The Famine Cottage is a museum on the Dingle peninsula that was once inhabited by an Irish family that emigrated during the Irish Potato Famine.

County Kerry - The Famine Cottage is a museum on the Dingle peninsula that was once inhabited by an Irish family that emigrated during the Irish Potato Famine.

Scientists finally identify unique pathogen that caused Irish ...

So THIS is what caused the Irish potato famine: Scientists finally identify unique pathogen that caused the blight

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.

The Potato Famine

Online resource for students to use to learn more about the Irish Potato Famine.

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