Potato plot remnants in south Kerry

Ireland 1845-52 was known all over Europe and America for the extraordinary poverty of its people. City and town misery served as a gateway to that of the countryside where over two-thirds of the population resided. Tiny cabins lined the dirt roads, growing more dilapidated before they scattered out into the rural landscape. Countless mud huts sprinkled the landscape usually surrounded by tiny cultivation plots (lazy beds). From The Truth Behind The Irish Famine, 100 images, 400 eyewitness quotes: http://www.jerrymulvihill.com #irishhistoryandheritage #irishhistory #ireland #famine #genocide

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