Famine's ghost

Daly, Douglas C.
January 1996
Natural History;Jan96, Vol. 105 Issue 1, p6
Reflects on the lasting effects of Ireland's Great Potato Famine of 1845-52. Consideration of the 'Hungry grass,' or sod that covers the forgotten victims of the famine; Reference to famine pits, lazy beds, scalps and other terms associated with the famine; Influence of the famine on present-day Irish life; What caused the famine; Resurgence of potato blight.


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