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Potato Famine

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Potato Famine

Potato Famine

Potato Famine

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The Irish Hunger Memorial Park was dedicated this week in New York City. It commemorates the "Great Hunger" in Ireland which started with the potato blight of 1845. Scott speaks about the park and the famine with the Maureen Murphy, the memorial's historian.