Books tagged: potato blight

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Famine in Kilrush - An Inquiry
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Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 4,840. Language: English. Published: November 15, 2012. Category: Plays » European / English, Irish, Scottish, Welsh
December 1849, Kilrush, County Clare, Ireland. A Reporter has been despatched to investigate reports of distress and starvation. It is the period now known as The Great Irish Famine. There is no food, no shelter and the Board of Guardians, charged with relieving distress, have run out of money.
The Blight
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Price: Free! Words: 380. Language: English. Published: August 3, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » History » North America
The Blight is a poem commemorating the irish potato famine that occurred between 1845-1852 where entire families emigrated to Canada and the U.S. The entire country is said to have decreased in population by 20% due to the fleeing families and starvation. With a staggering total death count estimated at 1 million.