Ireland 1847 | Asenath Nicholson

“The first that called my attention was the death-like stillness – nothing of life was seen or heard, except occasionally a dog. These looked so unlike all others I had seen among the poor – I unwittingly said, ‘How can the dogs look so fat and shining here, where there is no food for the people?’ The pilot turned to Mr. Griffith, not supposing that I heard him, and said, ‘Shall I tell her?’ That was enough: if anything were wanting to make the horrors of the Famine complete, this supplied the deficiency.” Taken from the book ‘The Truth Behind The Irish Famine’ by Jerry Mulvihill. 72 paintings and 472 eyewitness quotes.

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