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This exhibition was first held in Dublin, Ireland throughout the summer of 2017. The exhibition was called The Irish Potato Famine (1845 to 1852) and it's purpose was to commemorate the 170th anniversary of the Famine year 1847.

The exhibition was a great success and many visitors enquired about the possibility of making the exhibition available in DVD or book form.

The DVD has been produced and is available to purchase on this website. It is compatible worldwide and will be a wonderful gift for a friend or loved one.

The Irish Potato Famine was the most catastrophic event in Ireland's turbulent history. It is also regarded as being one of the worst Famines in history (deaths as a proportion to population). The use of the word 'Famine' in this context is controversial, for Ireland at the time was part of the richest Empire in the World (the British Empire). There was sufficient food in the country throughout the 'Famine' years, yet over a million people died from starvation and disease, and millions more were forced to flee. 

Some historians prefer to use the name 'Great Hunger' to describe this period of mass death from starvation and disease.

This exhibition tells the story of what happened during those horrific years. We use rare 19th century photographs, witness accounts, contemporary sketches as well as maps and statistical information. A 15 minute film with seating is included in the exhibition and the average time spent by visitors is 1 hour.

A DVD of the exhibition can also be purchased at the venue.

This exhibition is dedicated to all victims of the Irish Potato Famine or The Great Hunger.