Ireland 1845–52

Asenath Nicholson: “They walk fearlessly upon dangerous precipices and even descend to the sea in search of eggs, which the seagulls deposit there in the sides of the cliffs. Two men were dashed from a fearful height and dreadfully mangled, one was killed instantly, and the other lingered a few weeks and died.” The starving also tried to eat old cabbage leaves, weeds, rotten turnips, dilisk (edible seaweed) and raw limpets. Taken from The Truth Behind The Irish Famine, 72 images, 472 eyewitness quotes #ireland #history

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