The Great Famine is also known as the Irish Potato Famine. It took place in the period between 1845 and 1850, and resulted in the death or emigration of up to a third of the population.

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Famine In Ireland
Text by Sir Charles Gavan Duffy.
The History Place - Irish Potato Famine
Six chapters covering all aspects of the 1845 potato crop failure. Includes an overview, a look at the effects, so called 'coffin ships' and subsequent emigration. Provides illustrations.
The Irish Famine: 1845-9
Explanation of the blight that destroyed the potato crop, leading to a widespread famine.
Lord Lucan and the Irish Potato Famine
Fifteen-page transcription from "The Reason Why" published by McGraw-Hill in 1953.
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