The famine!

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My 11 yo son does the most inappropriate Powerpoint of all time about the Irish Potato Famine :-) Full hilarity not visible until you download and turn the speakers up.

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The famine!

  1. 1. AN GORTA MÓR
  2. 2. COFFIN SHIPSMy granddad lived in a placecalled New Ross. In New Rossthere is a replica of Dunbrody! • Coffin ships wereused to emigrateIrish people toAmerica. Lots ofpeople died on thisjourney due todisease. 
  3. 3. BLIGHT!Blight was a disease thatstopped potatoes and otherplants from growing.Here are some pictures ofblight.
  4. 4. GOVERNMENT REACTION• 1845: Sir Robert Peel knew about the starvingIrish so he sent Indian corn to Irish but somecottiers and labourers were to poor to affordit. Some people didn’t know how to cook So theycouldn’t eat the corn! 1846: lord john ruSSellsent more food to the Irish at cheaper pricebut due to terrible conditions most of the mendied and the women had to do the heavy work.But by the time they got home they were totired and sick to even cook the dinner!
  5. 5. THANKS FOR WATCHING!BY THE AMAZING AND MODEST OISÍN ONEILL!!!!•ZOMBIES!!

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