Genocide and the Irish Famine

One of the saddest chapters in Irish history was the Great Famine. Potatoes were introduced into Ireland in 1590 and quickly became a staple, especially for the poor. By the 19th century nearly 40% of the population relied on potatoes as their primary source of food. But from 1845-1852 Ireland was struck by potato blight […]

via The Great Famine — Foxes In Ireland

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