Ireland 1845-1852

Thomas Gallagher “Passing a country churchyard, he saw in the twilight a stooped figure moving amongst the graves. Thinking that someone was taking the old coffins as firewood or otherwise desecrating the dead, he strolled in and, placing a hand on her shoulder, asked an emaciated woman sternly, ‘what are you doing here?’ ‘Oh sir’ she said ‘my children are starving and the nettles grow so nicely here. I take them at night unnoticed’.” Taken from The Truth Behind The Irish Famine. 72 paintings, 400 eyewitness quotes:

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