The Irish Famine
In 1845 the potato crops in Ireland failed, destroyed by a virulent blight.
In 1845 the potato crops in Ireland failed, destroyed by a virulent blight. This started six years of periodic blight and poor crop yields, starvations and disease. A tragedy for Ireland's poor, who lived almost entirely on potatoes, the Irish Famine killed a million people and caused two million more to emigrate.
|Author||Gail Seekamp, Pierce Feiritear|
|Publication date||8 Jun 2009|