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    Blighted Nation: Episode Four - Does Ireland Still Bear the Scars of the Famine?

    Blighted Nation: Episode Four - Does Ireland Still Bear the Scars of the Famine?

    The starvation officially lasted for seven years but are the effects of the famine still with us? Our population was decimated by the famine and even today, we are the only country in Europe and possibly, the world, with a smaller population than we had in 1840. If we never had the famine, if we remained largely Irish speaking and we didn’t have emigration, what kind of a country would we have now? This programme examines the after effects of the famine. Topics discussed include how our system of land ownership and use was changed after the famine. How it ...

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