When did the Great Irish Potato Famine take place and what were its results?
Points to Remember
- The great potato famine - 1845 to 1849 . The Irish Famine is also known as the Great Hunger.
- When disease destroyed the harvest over 1,000,000 people died due to starvation and many left the country .
ANSWER TO BE WRITTEN IN EXAM
- In Ireland , the great potato famine took place from 1845 to 1849 .
- As a result , over 1,000,000 people in Ireland perished from starvation and many left the country in quest of employment.