Talk:Irish Famine (1879)

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In my family we speak of an Gorta Beag as the potato crop failures of the 1830s which weakened the general population so much that they (both rich and poor) could not resist an epidemic of cholera which spread from the East to the North East. I believe there are accounts of it in the newspaper The Western People (? not sure of the exact title) in Ballina, now Co. Mayo, then Co. Sligo. Laburke (talk) 21:27, 2 February 2012 (UTC)

There is no need to refer to the apparition as "alleged". It went through two inquiries of the Church and was approved both times. — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 12:59, 10 April 2013 (UTC)