WHAT DO YOU KNOWABOUT THE FAMINE?
• THE LUMPER IS A    • HOWEVER , IT WAS  WHITE POTATO         ALSO PRONE TO  THAT WAS             DISEASE- THE  COMMONLY G...
• THE FUNGUS HIT  THE POTATOES  FIRST, BEFORE  SHOWING  BLOTCHES ON THE  LEAVES AND  STEMS. EVEN  POTATOES THAT  SEEMED FI...
• BY OCTOBER 1845,  ONE THIRD OF THE  CROP HAD BEEN  LOST AND 87,000  PEOPLE HAD DIED  OF HUNGER. FOOD  PRICES ROSE  QUICK...
• THERE WERE  LARGE AMOUNTS  OF GRAIN  PRODUCED IN  IRELAND AND  THESE WERE  EXPORTED TO  BRITAIN  (Trevelyan’s corn)
• 1847 SAW THE  GREATEST NUMBER  OF DEATHS IN  IRELAND.BY NOW  OVER £5MILLION  HAD BEEN SPENT  ON RELIEF  SCHEMES.(AID)  O...
• ‘SOUP KITCHENS ‘ RUN  BY QUAKERS, WERE SET  UP TO FEED THE  STARVING PEOPLE.THE  POTATO CROP WAS  GOOD IN 1847, BUT  ONL...
• DURING THE FAMINE  YEARS ABOUT 2 MILLION  PEOPLE EMIGRATED TO  ENGLAND,  AMERICA,CANADA AND  AUSTRALIA.CONDITIONS  ON BO...
• THE POPULATION HAD  DROPPED BY AT LEAST  2 AND A HALF  MILLION.• EMIGRATION NOW  PLAYED A LARGE PART  IN IRISH LIFE.• EM...
•   WHAT KIND OF POTATOES WERE GROWN IN    IRELAND? WHY?•   WHAT ARRIVED IN 1845 AND FROM WHERE?•   AS FOOD PRICES ROSE, H...
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The Great Irish Famine 1845- 1850

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  1. 1. WHAT DO YOU KNOWABOUT THE FAMINE?
  2. 2. • THE LUMPER IS A • HOWEVER , IT WAS WHITE POTATO ALSO PRONE TO THAT WAS DISEASE- THE COMMONLY GROWN BLIGHT. IT IN IRELAND ARRIVED, IN 1845, BECAUSE IT FROM EUROPE AND PRODUCED A LARGE QUICKLY SPREAD. CROP AND GREW ON POOR SOIL.
  3. 3. • THE FUNGUS HIT THE POTATOES FIRST, BEFORE SHOWING BLOTCHES ON THE LEAVES AND STEMS. EVEN POTATOES THAT SEEMED FINE WHEN DUG UP, ROTTED LATER.
  4. 4. • BY OCTOBER 1845, ONE THIRD OF THE CROP HAD BEEN LOST AND 87,000 PEOPLE HAD DIED OF HUNGER. FOOD PRICES ROSE QUICKLY AND THOSE WHO NEEDED FOOD MOST, COULD NOT AFFORD IT.
  5. 5. • THERE WERE LARGE AMOUNTS OF GRAIN PRODUCED IN IRELAND AND THESE WERE EXPORTED TO BRITAIN (Trevelyan’s corn)
  6. 6. • 1847 SAW THE GREATEST NUMBER OF DEATHS IN IRELAND.BY NOW OVER £5MILLION HAD BEEN SPENT ON RELIEF SCHEMES.(AID) OVER 3 MILLION PEOPLE DEPENDED ON THIS AID.
  7. 7. • ‘SOUP KITCHENS ‘ RUN BY QUAKERS, WERE SET UP TO FEED THE STARVING PEOPLE.THE POTATO CROP WAS GOOD IN 1847, BUT ONLY A SMALL CROP HAD BEEN PLANTED. PEOPLE WERE EITHER TOO WEAK TO SOW THE PLANTS OR HAD EATEN THE SEED POTATOES.
  8. 8. • DURING THE FAMINE YEARS ABOUT 2 MILLION PEOPLE EMIGRATED TO ENGLAND, AMERICA,CANADA AND AUSTRALIA.CONDITIONS ON BOARD THE SHIPS WERE DREADFUL, WITH VERY LITTLE FOOD. THE 8 WEEK LONG VOYAGES TO CANADA AND AMERICA WERE THE WORSE.DISEASE WAS WIDESPREAD AND THOUSANDS DIED.THE SHIPS WERE KNOWN AS ‘COFFIN SHIPS’
  9. 9. • THE POPULATION HAD DROPPED BY AT LEAST 2 AND A HALF MILLION.• EMIGRATION NOW PLAYED A LARGE PART IN IRISH LIFE.• EMIGRANTS SENT HOME MILLIONS OF POUNDS.• EDUCATION WAS SEEN AS A MEANS OF ESCAPING POVERTY
  10. 10. • WHAT KIND OF POTATOES WERE GROWN IN IRELAND? WHY?• WHAT ARRIVED IN 1845 AND FROM WHERE?• AS FOOD PRICES ROSE, HOW DID THE POOR FARE?• WERE THERE CROPS BEING GROWN IN IRELAND AT THAT TIME?• WHY WAS 1847 CALLED ‘BLACK ‘47’?• HOW DID THE QUAKERS HELP ?• WERE PEOPLE STILL DYING IN 1847? AND WHY? (2 REASONS)• NAME 2 COUNTRIES IRISH PEOPLE EMIGRATED TO?• WHY WERE THE ‘COFFIN SHIPS’ SO CALLED?• LIST 2 CONSEQUENCES OF THE FAMINE?

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