John Anthony Brennan's Blog – October 2017 Archive (1)

An Gorta Mor: The Great Hunger

This year 2017, is the 170th anniversary of the ‘great Hunger’ that befell Ireland in 1847. Otherwise known as ‘an Gorta mor’ or more commonly referred to as ‘Black ‘47’ it was a seminal turning point in the long tortuous history of Ireland.With the failure of the potato crop due to a serious blight,…

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Added by John Anthony Brennan on October 6, 2017 at 5:00pm — 7 Comments

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