The Dunbrody, replica of Famine ships that carried Irish imagrants to America during the Potato Famines of the 1840s. Dunbroady was not a coffin ship, they carried a Doctor who saw that the ship was kept clean and food was safe to eat.
Ancient, Dunluce Castle, Northern Ireland....my husband's family once were the royal family that owned this! The entire story is in his ancestry and we also found an old Irish history book that told the story. The famine drove many to poverty and onto the sea and America. We have a watercolor in our den of this once majestic beauty.
National Famine Memorial, County Mayo, Ireland. There is a plethora of things to discover in this Western Irish Region http://tourireland.com/blog/?article=28
The Potato Famine was a period of mass starvation, disease and emigration in Ireland between 1845 and 1852. During the famine Ireland's population dropped by 20–25 percent, one million people died, and a million more emigrated from the island.....primary cause repeated loss of potato crop from black mold blight