Bliain an Áir (Year of the Slaughter)

The Irish Famine of 1740–1741, Bliain an Áir (Year of Slaughter), in Ireland was perhaps of similar magnitude, or equally destructive (in fact, it killed a greater percentage of the population in a shorter period of time) to the better-known An t-Ocras Mór of 1845–1852. An t-Ocras Mór where more than a million died in […]

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Bliain an Áir (Year of the Slaughter)

The Irish Famine of 1740–1741, Bliain an Áir (Year of Slaughter), in Ireland was perhaps of similar magnitude, or equally destructive (in fact, it killed a greater percentage of the population in a shorter period of time) to the better-known An t-Ocras Mór of 1845–1852. An t-Ocras Mór where more than a million died in […]

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Bliain an Áir (Year of Slaughter) – Irish Famine of 1740-1741

The Irish Famine of 1740–1741, Bliain an Áir (Year of Slaughter), in Ireland was perhaps of similar magnitude, or equally destructive (in fact, it killed a greater percentage of the population in a shorter period of time) to the better-known An t-Ocras Mór of 1845–1852. An t-Ocras Mór where more than a million died in […]

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Bilain an Áir (Year of Slaughter) – Irish Famine of 1740-1741

The Irish Famine of 1740–1741 – Bliain an Áir (Year of Slaughter) – in Ireland was perhaps of similar magnitude to the better-known Great Hunger of 1845–1852. The Great Hunger where more than a million died in misery, was caused in part by a fungal infection in the potato crop and, more specifically, the British […]

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