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    Blighted Nation: Episode One features

    Blighted Nation: Episode One features

    Death by Starvation  It’s estimated at that 3 out of every 5 who died were under the age of 10 or over 60. Aonghus McAnally read a medical account of the reality of death by starvation. Death by Disease  Most vulnerable people succumbed to disease rather than starvation as Dr. Laurence Geary of UCC vividly explained to us. Met Eireann Weather Forecast from 1848  Many people had pawned their winter clothes to buy food which left the evicted pitifully exposed to the elements. The winter of 1847/48 was a particularly harsh one. Gerald Fleming of Met Eireann brought us this ...

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