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The great famine was a time of widespread starvation in ierland caused by the distruction food source?

The potato.


How did the irish famine happen?

The potato crop got potato blight which destroyed the potatoes. Because it was the main food in Ireland at that time, many people began to starve. The famine lasted from about 1845 to 1852.


What occurred in Ireland from 1845-1848?

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What was the potato famine in Ireland in 1908?

irelands potato famine is a time when all farmers in Ireland are growing wheats and grain. typed by Daniel Wilson


What was life before the grate Irish potato famine?

Once upon a time, before the ahem 'grate' potato famine, farmers were being farmers. Then the ahem 'grate' potato famine yknow happened, and everybody died. Ireland has no knowledge. ...of potatoes.


What was in Ireland between 1845-1847?

The potato famine was in Ireland at that time.


Did the British cause the potato famine in Ireland?

Ireland did not have its own government during the famine. It was still under British rule at that time.


What is a definition of famine?

Famine- a period of time where food is extremely scarce


What does the word famine and drought mean?

Famine is a time of "no food". Drought is a time of "no rain". Drought often brings on famine since lack of water will affect the production of food.


What caused the Irish famine?

According to the Irish, it was not just the failure of the potato crop. It was the fact that the British had taken all their other food - cattle, etc. and so the impact of the potatoe famine was disastrous.


What was the name of the point in time when the Irish migrated westward in America?

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Why was there a famine in Ireland in the 1840s?

the poorest tenant farmers had become totally dependent on a single crop for survival - the potato in 1845 and for the next 5 years the crop failed almost completely due to potato blight leaving these people with no food, no money to buy food - there was still plenty being exported and a UK government which believed in non intervention