Top 10 horrifying facts about the Irish Potato Famine everyone should understand

10. Drastic figures – worst of its kind

9. Punishment by God? – Some in the Brish Government believed the famine God’s plan to punish the Irish

8. The Famine spiralled an even bigger drive for independence – the rebellions stood even stronger

7. A series of unfortunate events caused the blight – an unlucky year

6. Death and refugees – the numbers were staggering

5. There were many evictions during the Famine – homeless and hungry

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