An Gorta Mor


The Great Famine, a period of mass starvation, disease, and emigration in Ireland between 1845-1852. Sometimes referred to as the Irish Potato famine because approximately two fifths of the population in Ireland were reliant on the potato. When blight struck the potato crops of Ireland approximately 1 million people died, and a million more emigrated from Ireland. 

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An Gorta Mor
Irish Hills, Michigan
Group Acknowledged: 
This monument memorialized the people who were forced to migrate, due to the potato famine.
Historical Subject: 
An Gorta Mor Plaque
Date of Dedication: 
September 2004
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