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Queen Victoria, remembered as the Famine Queen, contributed to relief.

Irish Famine sparked international fundraising

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Queen Victoria, remembered as the Famine Queen, contributed to relief.

Towards the end of 1847, the British government announced that the Famine was over. It wasn’t. In 1848, over one million people were still dependent on relief for survival. Moreover, evictions, emigration and deaths were still rising, with proportionately more people dying in 1849 than in Black ’47. Unfortunately though, most of the private fund raising efforts had come to an end by 1848 and the Irish poor were again dependent on Irish landlords and the British government for relief.

To obtain a copy of Irish America's special commerative issue on the Famine, call (212) 725 2993 x150.

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