Our famine (pp tminimizer)

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Our famine (pp tminimizer)

  1. 1. This is a PowerPoint about the famine by Colleen
  2. 2. “My name is Ella and I’ll be your tour guide for today”. “Now watch carefully!!!! “
  3. 3. This picture shows people emigrating to America from Ireland. This was for many their only hope of survival from famine at home
  4. 4. Here are some facts about the famine in Ireland People emigrated from Ireland to America. Many died on the way over due to illness and also because the ships were overcrowded and unsuitable for sailing the Atlantic. This gave rise to the name “coffin ships”. The famine started in 1845. It ended in 1851. This was a tragic time for Ireland.
  5. 5. Black ‘47 • Black ‘47 was the worst of all the years of the famine. • This is a potato affected by “blight”
  6. 6. • This disturbing picture shows a family trying to survive • It was a hard life trying to get food • Many families were crammed into one house
  7. 7. The soup kitchen during the great famine in Ireland. In 1848, 834,000 people depended on soup kitchens. There was little or no food around at that time • One of the parents, usually the father, would travel miles to the nearest soup kitchen. If he made it he would get food for his family and make the journey home again
  8. 8. • Many people were not so lucky. They either died on the way to or from the soup kitchen from hunger and exhaustion • Today, Ireland is very different. We now have people coming to Ireland rather than fleeing from it. We should never forget our past and remember what it was like when we needed help and had to emigrate in order to survive

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