Ireland: The Great Famine

The Great Irish Famine of 1845-1849 caused the deaths, due to starvation or disease, of over one million souls and drove the emigration of over one million more in search of a better life.  Here is just a small sampling of memorial sites that commemorate the sufferings of so many during one of the most horrific calamities in human history.

 

About Frank J Peter

A uniquely burdened and blessed citizen of the world thinking and acting out loud!
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2 Responses to Ireland: The Great Famine

  1. This is a crucial history about the needless suffering and death in Ireland, and powerfully presented, Frank. As I looked at the photos and evidence of the politics and attitudes of the times, I couldn’t help seeing how the same attitudes and policies have continued to guide the assumptions and institutions in the US (also based on the English systems for creating and dealing with poverty).

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  2. Thank you so much for sharing your most thoughtful comments, Carol… and for so sensitively seeing that the same reactionary, inhumane, and bureaucratic mindset still pervades our politics and attitudes toward those less fortunate. Peace.

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