The summer of 1846 was a tense time in Ireland. After the failure of the potato crop in 1845, the British Government promised to feed the poor through emergency food depots during the summer.

However long before this cheap food grew increasingly scarce and people became desperate. Soon protests, riots and violence were breaking out...

Listen to this fascinating chapter in our history here.

 * Fin Dwyer is a historian, author, and creator of the Irish history podcast. Over the last seven years, he has been creating free podcasts which makes Irish history accessible to new audiences. He has covered diverse topics from the Middle Ages to the modern history. He is currently focusing on the story of the Great Hunger. With over three million individuals downloads, the show is one of Ireland's most popular podcasts. You can find his podcast on iTunes or Spotify .

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