Ireland’s Potato Famine

Ireland’s Great Famine of 1845 is seen by some historians as a turning point in Ireland’s history. Famine had been common in Nineteenth Century Ireland and almost an occupational hazard of rural life in Ireland. But the Great Famine of 1845 eclipsed all others.

Was told that my Gr. Gr. Grandparents James and Ann Gernon left Ireland because of the Potato Famine and the political unrest and I can understand why. Also told that my Gr. Gr. Grandfathers siblings emigrated to America.

My Gr. gr. Grandparents sailed to Liverpool and settled in Warrington, Cheshire.

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