G9582 : Famine Pot

taken 11 years ago, near to Limestone Brook Bridge and Winterhill, Donegal, Ireland

Famine Pot
Famine Pot
During the time of The Great Famine, broilers or famine pots like this one were set up on estates within the parish. The provision of a thin porridge to 3 million people in soup kitchens in the summer of 1847 reduced the death rate from starvation and related diseases. 1.1 million people in Ireland (one eighth of the population) died from famine related causes and a further 1 million emigrated in what was the greatest social catastrophe in modern Irish history.
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Date Taken
Monday, 7 July, 2008   (more nearby)
Monday, 7 July, 2008
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Subject Location
Irish: geotagged! G 958 826 [100m precision]
WGS84: 54:41.4872N 8:3.9155W
Camera Location
Irish: geotagged! G 958 826
View Direction
Northwest (about 315 degrees)
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