Famine Memorial in Dublin - In Ireland, the Great Famine was a period of mass starvation, disease and emigration between 1845 and It is also known, mostly outside Ireland, as the Irish Potato Famine. In the Irish language it is called an Gorta Mór.
Irish Potato Famine – Ireland’s holocaust The Great Famine of the late is the single most catastrophic event in Irish history. It caused a million deaths and forced a million people to emigrate. Ireland lost a quarter of its population.
Cause Of Great Potato Famine: Now DNA sequencing of dried leafs of the "Irish lumper" potato, the genome of the organism causing the blight has been found to be a single strain of a fungus like pathogen Phytophthora infestus
Irish Immigration: In 1840 America saw a dramatic increase in irish immigration due to the potato famine in Ireland. Their immigration led to settlement in eastern cities like New York and Boston. This also led to competition for jobs.