Great Hunger

Learn about one of the worst disasters in Irish history, second only to the Black Death pandemic in death toll estimates - the Great Famine. Also referred to as "The Great Hunger", the Famine, which was caused by a potato blight, lasted between 1845 and 1849, decimating Ireland's population and resulting in emigration on an unprecedented scale.

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Great Irish Hunger memorials in America


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