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- (continued from previous page)Irish but the English put a tax upon it. At the end of the famine the people emigrated to America.Transcribed by a member of our volunteer transcription project.
- 3. The Great Famine began in 1846. It was caused by a failure of the potato crop. The potato was the chief food for the people.
In this district they used to eat raw turnips, weeds, and dogs. They went through the fields and gathered the wild weeds. They boiled them with salt, and they lived on them without a potato to(continues on next page)Transcribed by a member of our volunteer transcription project.