ren sta…ars running, all the Irish had to eat were mussels and other shellfish scavenged from the seashore. They weren’t enough. Untold numbers of men, women, and children starved to death as they watched full wagons of food that they had grown being carted away and shipped across the Irish Sea.
OMG! This is horrible! I had no idea that was how the potato famine went down! This is unconscionable! No wonder you hear so much about the potato famine in Ireland, it was a sort of holocaust!
Thank you for the history lesson. I went to prep school where I had to study European history for two years! (And I was pissy and resented it because I felt like it wasn’t my history) but we never covered anything about this at all. You would have thought we would have…but prep schools are run by WASPs…and I think WASPs are the British, by another name.
All we studied was those European monarchies and how they stayed fighting with each other. We never studied the Irish at all. That’s a shame. This is stuff people should know about, so we can say like we say about the Holocaust-never again.