Ireland Park – A History Born Of Tragedy

Author: Frank Dwyer | Date: 15 June, 2007 Source: Reading Toronto

In 1844 the population of Ireland was eight million people. The following year a plight devastated the potato crop, and over the next five years famine reduced the population by half. The million or so who fled the country to North America were surpassed only by the millions who starved to death.

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