The Great Famine - Ireland 1847 to 1851
by Brian Igoe
Published: September 12, 2014.
The Great Famine in Ireland is the most the most reviled, and yet the most formative event in modern Irish History. What was the Famine? What caused it? Why did so many die, or leave if they could? I look at these questions I give my take on all this, and then I look at those notorious evictions, and finally comment on the long term impact on Ireland, how it was changed, and changed forever.