the Irish Famine

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Related to the Irish Famine: the Great Hunger, Potato famine
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Noun1.the Irish Famine - a famine in Ireland resulting from a potato blight; between 1846 and 1851 a million people starved to death and 1.6 million emigrated (most to America)
famine - a severe shortage of food (as through crop failure) resulting in violent hunger and starvation and death
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It is in honor of the Choctaw Indian Nation of North America, themselves victims of cruel settler colonialism, who collected funds during the Irish famine to aid its victims.
ALAN PARTRIDGE: "I think the Irish are going through a major image change, away from the old image of leprechauns, shamrocks, Guinness, horses running through council estates, toothless simpletons, people with eyebrows on their cheeks, badly tarmacked drives, men in platform shoes being arrested for bombing, lots of rocks, Beamish I think people are saying (fakes Irish accent): "'Dere's more to Oireland dan dis!' A good slogan for the tourist boardSo how many people were killed in the Irish famine?" TV PRODUCER: "Two million and another two million had to leave the country.
He told the court: "The complaint is this is sectarian, racist [and] mocking the Irish famine, an event in which many people lost their lives." The flyers, which Bunting was not associated with, stated: "Our children's future will be a third world Islamic Britain if we do nothing."
VVGOOGLING a runner Fields Of Athenry 7.45 Wolverhampton The Fields Of Athenry is a folk ballad set during the Irish famine about a fictional man named Michael from near Athenry in County Galway who has been sentenced to transportation to Botany Bay, Australia, for stealing food for his starving family.
The period since 2012 has also witnessed the publication of a number of influential books on the subject, among them Emily Mark-FitzGerald's Commemorating the Irish Famine, a rich overview of the visual history of the catastrophe and of what she terms the "Famine commemorative boom" of the 1990s (some newspapers disparagingly called it a "famine fever").
The demographic impacts of the Irish famine: Towards a greater geographical understanding.
To mark the sesquicentennial anniversary of the Irish Famine, (1) entrepreneur Norma Smurfit donated the work of sculptor Rowan Gillespie to the Irish state; it is now installed on the Custom House Quay along the northern bank of the river Liffey, which runs through Dublin city.
The Bad Times: An Drochshaol puts a human face on the suffering of the Irish Famine; it is an admirable effort and well worth reading.
Among those who responded with unstinted generosity were the Sultan of Turkey, Pope Pius IX, the Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma, "fallen women" in London, and many others, which provides clear support for the argument that the Irish famine was indeed the first global humanitarian crisis.
They did not find it easy to leave and were often driven by terrible events like the Irish Famine or the Highland Clearances.
Social Solidarity and the Limits to Private Charity during the Irish Famine') and Joel Mokyr.

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