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VIDEO: the Irish Famine

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Between 1845 and 1852 one million Irish died of starvation and a further million emigrated.

Jeanie Johnston tall ship which carried thousands of Irish to safety across the Altantic

The potato famine in Ireland led to the starvation of the Irish nation. 

This short video attempts to explain the poetry of pain. ‘Digging’ is a poem by the winner of the Nobel prize for literature, Seamus Heaney, and it is used around key locations in Dublin to explain the Irish Famine.

 

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