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What to do with 48 hours in Dublin, one of the world's friendliest cities. Tips for restaurants, cafes and things to do in Dublin.

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The Great Famine was a period of mass starvation, disease and emigration in Ireland between 1845 and 1852. During the famine Ireland's population dropped by 20–25 percent, one million people died, and a million more emigrated from the island. The proximate cause of the famine was a potato disease commonly known as potato blight. The blight was so devastating because one third of the Irish population was entirely dependent on the potato for food.

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The Holy Island of Lindisfarne is a tidal island off the northeast coast of England. It is also known just as Holy Island. It constitutes the civil parish of Holy Island in Northumberland. Holy Island has a recorded history from the 6th century. - Lindisfarne today... The Viking raid on the Christian monastery at Lindisfarne in AD 793 shocked and frightened people in England.

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There are the circles again, we walk in footsteps of our ancestors, they knew it long before we came to this world. >Drumcarbit Rock Art, Malin, Co. Donegal

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One of the many tragic ironies of famine stricken Ireland is that as people died of starvation, thousands of tons of grain that could have saved them was instead shipped out of the country. How could such a seemingly perverse and inhuman policy be allowed to continue?

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