Annual Famine Walk 2012

Commemorating Our Past and Acknowledging our Present

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  • The word famine means ‘severe shortage of food’. There was no shortage of food in Ireland from 1840 to 1850 as 4 to 10 shiploads of the best of food were shipped out per day at gunpoint by the 69,000 extra troops posted to Ireland. Even Tim Pat Coogan writes that it was indeed an act of ‘genocide’ by the Crown on the poor of Ireland. See

    By Pat McMahon (10/07/2013)

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