What effect did the potato famine cause in Ireland?

This was the worst famine ever in Europe so you can imagine the consequences in such a small country.

Out of a population of 8 million,over one million died and emigration,a new phenomenon for the Irish,began.

In the next 30 years,the population reduced to less than 4 million.

The British authorities were blamed for doing little or nothing to help,and a virulent anti-British feeling developed,at home and among the emigrant Irish.

The urge for independence became practically unstoppable.


I will refer those interested to the national archives of Ireland .In ten years 4 million people left the country mainly from the western counties About 200 thousand deaths occurred but many would have suffered malnutrition .Remember it was a time of vast industrial expansion in both England and Scotland ,so apart from emigration to USA Irish communities rapidly grew in Liverpool Manchester Glasgow and London to the extent a neighbouring area is known as county Kilburn.There were people hiring irishmen at the docks ,it would have been harder for women and children.


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