The Famine, A Galway City Tour Story

The Great Hunger, or The Famine, was caused by the failure of the potato crop and exacerbated by the actions of an anti-catholic and anti-poor British administration unduly effected the younger and older people in the population. They died in their millions from starvation and disease. Galway was not excepted and by 1847 dozens of people were starving to death or dying of disease each day in Galway City. Emigration was the only escape for millions of poor Irish

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