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Irish Potato Famine

A massive migration in Ireland taking place during 1845-1852

johanne vaalund

on 29 January 2013

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A severe famine caused by food Irish Potato Famine 1845, August Potato blight started in 1740, but it became very severe the summer of 1845. 1/3 of the citizens of Ireland depended potatoes as a vital part of their diet. At this time, they had no idea what caused the potatoes to rot and turn into slimy, black matter. An estimated amount of 50% of the potato crops were destroyed from potato blight. The Irish started having thoughts about what happened to their potatoes, they believed it was because of vapor from underground volcanoes, the locomotive trains smoke, or static electricity. 1740 - 1782 1845, October This was the date when the crops began to get bad, but it officially began in 1845. Not many crops were affected by potato blight right now. Now it was not as severe as it was going to be further on. 1848 June By now 7007 of 120,172 workers had a fever.
A ship carrying 219 orphans was sent to Australia because they could not afford to feed and take care of them during this time. Only two of the 219 orphans died; this was considered a success, especially because there was only one orphan girl who didn't manage to get a job. 1849 A warning came from The Central Board of Health warning everyone that a cholera epidemic was coming. February January £50,000 was made available to the Irish government. Parliament said that this was the final
grant they were getting. The Times were
complaining that the money given was
"Breaking the Back" of England. 1847 1850 Now, many of the immigrants had fever when they arrived to their destination, a lot of the immigrants traveled to Australia, Canada and America. Many people were now starving and the government was receiving more than 100 reports per day of starvation deaths. Deaths in workhouses had reached 2700 a week. August Some healthy crops were grown without any outbreaks of blight and things were starting to look better for the Irish. 1851 The population sunk from 8.17 million people to 6.55 million people as a result of starvation deaths and immigrations. The Irish potato blight was officially over and the crops were almost totally healthy again. An estimated amount of one million died, and an estimated amount of one million migrated from Ireland. 1845, 118 workhouses would be open, and providing relief.. "Irish Famine Timeline." Irish Historian. N.p., n.d. Web. 18 Jan. 2013. <http://www.irishhistorian.com/IrishFamineT 1854, between 1.5, and 2&. "Great Famine (Ireland) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia." Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. N.p., n.d. Web. 18 Jan. 2013. <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Great_Famine_(Ireland)>.

1845, 118 workhouses would be open, and providing relief.. "Irish Famine Timeline." Irish Historian. N.p., n.d. Web. 18 Jan. 2013. <http://www.irishhistorian.com/IrishFamineTimeline.html>.

"Apocalypse Soon irish_potato_famine – The Weeklings." The Weeklings | Save the Day With Us. N.p., n.d. Web. 18 Jan. 2013. <http://www.theweeklings.com/golear/2012/10/30/apocalypse-soon/irish_potato_famine/>.

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"World of Stock - Stock Photos and Fine Art Prints." World of Stock - Stock Photos and Fine Art Prints. N.p., n.d. Web. 18 Jan. 2013. <http://www.worldofstock.com>. Sources Made by Hanna and Johanne We hope you enjoyed our prezi! Quiz Now that you have seen our prezi, we want to test what you have learned! When did potato blight officially start in Ireland? a. 1740 b. 1859 c. 1845 Wrong! Wrong! Right! How many people died in workhouses every week? a. 100 b. 2700 c. 3400 How many orphans were sent to Australia with the ship? a. 613 b. 219 c. 213 a. 1.62 million b. 2.57 million c. 3.54 million How much did the population of Ireland sink during the Irish potato famine? 1846 Reports stated that Antrim, Clare, Kilkenny, Louth, Monaghan and Waterford were the worst affected areas. Now there was 47,403 inmates in workhouses. They were still not half full and people were beginning to feel the effect of not having potatoes. March
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