Irish Potato Famine


Great Famine (def. 1).

Australian English dictionary. 2014.

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  • Irish Potato Famine — (1845–49) Famine that occurred in Ireland when the potato crop failed in successive years. By the early 1840s almost half the Irish population, particularly the rural poor, was depending almost entirely on the potato for nourishment. A reliance… …   Universalium

  • Irish potato famine — Hungernde irische Familie in Carraroe, County Galway Die als Große Hungersnot, (engl. Great Famine, Irish potato famine oder irisch An Gorta Mór) in die Geschichte eingegangene Hungersnot zwischen 1845 und 1849 (bzw. 1851) war die Folge mehrerer… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Great Irish Potato Famine — noun → Great Famine (def. 1) …   Australian English dictionary

  • Irish potato candy — is a Philadelphia delicacy though it is neither Irish nor a potato.It is an extremely sweet treat, generally made up of some blend of coconut, confectioner s sugar, cinnamon, vanilla, and milk or cream. These treats are about the size of a large… …   Wikipedia

  • Potato famine — may refer to:* Great Irish Famine, the famine in Ireland between 1845 and 1849 * Highland Potato Famine, a major agrarian crisis in the Scottish Highlands from 1846 to 1857 * European Potato Famine, the wider agrarian crisis in Europe… …   Wikipedia

  • Potato Famine — Potato Fam|ine, the a ↑famine in Ireland in 1845 46, caused when the failure of the potato crop led to a serious lack of food all over the country. As a result, many people died of hunger and many others left Ireland to go to live in the US. The… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • Highland Potato Famine — The Highland Potato Famine was a food crisis caused by potato blight that struck the Scottish Highlands causing over 1.7 million [highlandclearances.info, [http://www.highlandclearances.info/clearances/clearances emigration.htm Emigration for the …   Wikipedia

  • European Potato Famine — The European Potato Famine was a food crisis caused by potato blight that struck Northern Europe in the mid 1840s. The time is also known as the Hungry Forties. While the crisis produced excess mortality and suffering across the affected areas,… …   Wikipedia

  • Irish clans — are officially recognized groups of people who either share a surname or are descended from people who bore the surname. Finte na hÉireann or Clans of Ireland is the Republic of Ireland s co ordinating body for all Irish Clans worldwide. The… …   Wikipedia

  • Famine — This article is about scarcity of food. For other uses, see Famine (disambiguation). Child victim of the Holodomor. A famine is a widespread scarcity of food. This phenomenon is usually accompanied or followed by regional malnutrition, starvation …   Wikipedia

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