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In Ireland, the Great Famine was a period of mass starvation, disease and emigration between 1845 and 1852. It is also known, mostly outside of Ireland, as the Irish Potato Famine. In the Irish language it is called an Gorta Mór (IPA: [ənˠ ˈɡɔɾˠtˠə ˈmˠoːɾˠ], meaning "the Great Hunger")[fn 1] or an Drochshaol ([ənˠ ˈdˠɾɔxˌhiːlˠ], meaning "the bad times").
During the Famine, Ireland's population fell by between 20 and 25 percent. Approximately one million people died and a million more emigrated from Ireland. The proximate cause of famine was a potato disease commonly known as potato blight. Although blight ravaged potato crops throughout Europe during the 1840s, the impact and human cost in Ireland—where a third of the population was entirely dependent on the potato for food—was exacerbated by a host of political, social and economic factors which remain the subject of historical debate.
- The term has appeared in the titles of numerous books on the event, as demonstrated by this search on WorldCat
- American University (1996), Irish Potato Famine and Trade, American University, retrieved September 24, 2010
- Association of Medical Journal (1856), The Census of Ireland for the Year 1851. Part III. Report on the Status of Disease, BPP, 1854, lviii; part V, Tables of Deaths, I, BPP, 1856, [2087-I], xxix;vol.II, 1856 [2087-II], xxx.
- Aymaz, Abdullah (2007), Gratitude to the Ottomans
- Blake, Robert (1967), Disraeli, University paperbacks, St. Martin's Press, LCCN 67011837
- Clark, Dennis (1982), "Dennis Clark: The Irish in Philadelphia", Temple University, ISBN 0-87722-227-4, retrieved September 24, 20101 Check date values in:
- Cousens, S. H (1960), Regional death rates in Ireland during the Great Famine from 1846 to 1851, Population Studies, 14
- Corrigan, Sir Dominic (1846), On famine and fever as cause and effect in Ireland: with observations on hospital location, and the dispensation in outdoor relief of food and medicine, J. Fannin & Co.
- Doheny, Michael (1951), The Felon's Track, M.H. Gill & Son, LTD
- Ranelagh, John O'Beirne (2000), Fearful Realities: New Perspectives on the Famine, Chris Morash & Richard Hayes, Colourbooks Ltd, ISBN 0 7165 2566 6
- Donnelly, James S (2005), The Great Irish Potato Famine, Sutton Publishing, ISBN 0 7509 2928 6
- Donnelly, James S., Jr. (1995), Poirteir, Cathal, ed., Mass Eviction and the Irish Famine: The Clearances Revisited", from The Great Irish Famine, Dublin, Ireland: Mercier Press