Timeline of the Irish Potato Famine 1845-1851

Timeline of the Irish Potato Famine 1845-1851

It was one of the darkest periods of the Victorian era. Even in the modern day, the population of Ireland has not yet recovered.

The Great Potato Famine, Ireland,  1840s.  The poor farmers in Ireland were dependent upon potatoes to survive.  Interestingly, despite the huge number or starving people on the island, huge numbers of crops (such as corn and grain) were exported for profit rather than used at home.

The Great Potato Famine, Ireland, 1840s. The poor farmers in Ireland were dependent upon potatoes to survive. Interestingly, despite the huge number or starving people on the island, huge numbers of crops (such as corn and grain) were exported for profit rather than used at home.

What Happened During the Great Irish Famine?: A starving family digging for potatoes, as depicted in the Illustrated London News in 1847

What Happened During the Great Irish Famine?

What Happened During the Great Irish Famine?: A starving family digging for potatoes, as depicted in the Illustrated London News in 1847

Kilbirnie in Ayreshire, Scotland.   My Father's Logan family, settled here after leaving Ireland due to the potato famine!

Kilbirnie in Ayreshire, Scotland. My Father's Logan family, settled here after leaving Ireland due to the potato famine!

The 1841 census graded houses in Ireland into four classes. The lowest class consisted of mud and thatch cabins of a single windowless room like this.

The 1841 census graded houses in Ireland into four classes. The lowest class consisted of mud and thatch cabins of a single windowless room like this.

The Great Famine – Ireland's Holocaust. Read More about the Irish Potato Famine on Ireland Calling

The Great Famine – Ireland's Holocaust. Read More about the Irish Potato Famine on Ireland Calling

The Irish Potato Famine of 1845 - English landlords have arrived to expel their Irish tenants whose crop failures bankrupt them.

The Irish Potato Famine of 1845 - English landlords have arrived to expel their Irish tenants whose crop failures bankrupt them.

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