A Nation Which Lives On Potatoes

A Nation Which Lives On Potatoes

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Details

Location

Belfast, Clifton Street Poor House, Enniskillen, Enniskillen workhouse, Lurgan workhouse

Year

1995

Date

19 March 1995 (transmission)

Length

25min 02sec

Audio

sound

Format

Betacam

colour

Source

Digitised as part of the UTV Archive Partnership Project (ITV, Northern Ireland Screen and PRONI)

Courtesy

Department for Communities, ITV, UTV Archive

Rights Holder

ITV

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Description

What hope is there for a nation that lives on potatoes? This documentary examines the Great Famine (1845 to 1849), an event which was to have a devastating impact on the people of Ireland.

This programme explores the many elements that contributed to the Irish famine, a myriad of underlying processes and causes that included not just crop failure and potato blight, but economic, political and social factors.

Notes

Some 1 million people were to die as a direct result of the famine, with the mortality rate matched by the numbers who emigrated from the island as part of a mass exodus.

Credits

Digitised as part of the UTV Archive Partnership Project (ITV, Northern Ireland Screen and PRONI)

A Reverse Angle Production 

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