Irish history for St Patrick's Day - Beginning in the the Irish were evicted by greedy landlords, which were primarily English, living in England. Once the famine began, the evictions became rampant, leaving the Irish homeless in their own land.
Famine Memorial in Dublin - In Ireland, the Great Famine was a period of mass starvation, disease and emigration between 1845 and It is also known, mostly outside Ireland, as the Irish Potato Famine. In the Irish language it is called an Gorta Mór.
Cause Of Great Potato Famine: Now DNA sequencing of dried leafs of the "Irish lumper" potato, the genome of the organism causing the blight has been found to be a single strain of a fungus like pathogen Phytophthora infestus
This is an example of an old Irish cottage mentioned in "Exodus from Hell", by Patricia Hegarty. The story is about the Irish Famine and the English Invasion. Times were hard and people suffered in hellish conditions.
Dublin, Ireland - Statue collection commemorating "The Great Hunger" (they'd prefer not to call it a "famine," because technically there was plenty to eat, it just got sent to England). Harrowing and heartbreaking.