The Irish Famine 1845-52 (Compact Irish history) e-book
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It was the greatest national calamity ever to befall a people in times of peace and has left its mark on the Irish ever since.
The Great Famine (Irish: an Gorta Mór ), or the Great Hunger, was a period of mass starvation and disease in Ireland from 1845 to 1849
The Great Famine (Irish: an Gorta Mór ), or the Great Hunger, was a period of mass starvation and disease in Ireland from 1845 to 1849. The worst year of the period was 1847, known as "Black '47".
Great Famine, also called Irish Potato Famine, Great Irish Famine, or Famine of 1845–49, famine that occurred in Ireland in 1845–49 when the potato crop failed in successive years. The crop failures were caused by late blight, a disease that destroys both the leaves and the edible roots, or tubers, of the potato plant. The causative agent of late blight is the water mold Phytophthora infestans By the early 1840s almost half the Irish population-but primarily the rural poor-had come to depend almost exclusively on the potato for their diet. The rest of the population also consumed it in large quantities.
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In Irish social and political history the famine was very much of a watershed. The Ireland on the other side of those dark days is a difficult world for us to understand, the Ireland that emerged we recognise as one with problems akin to our own. In the year 1848, Charles Gavan Duffy, the Young Irelander, full of anger and mortification could cry out that the famine was nothing less than, 'a fearful murder committed on the mass of the people'. That indictment has come down to us alive and compelling in the writings of John Mitchel.
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