the Great Hunger


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Noun1.the Great Hunger - a famine in Ireland resulting from a potato blight; between 1846 and 1851 a million people starved to death and 1.6 million emigrated (most to America)
famine - a severe shortage of food (as through crop failure) resulting in violent hunger and starvation and death
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Dates decrease the great hunger feeling of fasting person and he doesn't rush into excessive food eating, adding it is also rich with sugary energy and the body is supplied with the most important nutrients, which is sugar that is irreplaceable as a nutrient for the brain cells and nerves.
Heaney described him in Stepping Stones as "a thick-witted farm labourer reeking of sour pig meal and parish piety, someone who gave me a way of writing about the local subculture." Later, having written an essay on the history of literary magazines in Ireland, Heaney wrote, "what I got from doing the essay was that the local was workable literary matter and a hint that I myself might be able to work with it." He used the image he wrote about his response to "The Great Hunger," "an amplified language that could knock you sideways" in Stepping Stones and repeated a version of the image in the memorable lines from "Postscript" when while driving along the Flaggy Shore in Clare "big soft bufferings come at the car sideways/And catch the heart off guard and it open."
Women and the Great Hunger. Edited by Christine Kinealy, Jason King, and Ciaran Reilly.
Now, on Monday 21 May at Dublin Castle, temporary home to the exhibition, Coming Home: Art and the Great Hunger, The Green Fields of America will perform their acclaimed repertoire, accompanied by Irish dancers, giving the audience a glimpse into the experiences of the people who wrote and played this powerful music many years ago.
WITH regards DC Sage's letter on Brexit and the Irish border problem (Western Mail letters November 13), it's worth looking back to the greatest atrocity to have befallen our British and Irish islands, namely the Great Hunger (1845-52).
She has long possessed a deep interest in the tragedies and triumphs of the Irish during the Great Hunger.
Irish-born Samantha Power said there were striking similarities between the Great Hunger and African victims of the killer virus.
Earlier President Higgins visited the Memorial to the Great Hunger at St Luke's Garden to lay a wreath in the presence of the Lord Mayor of Liverpool, Cllr Sharon Sullivan.
This story begins in Ireland in the time of the Great Hunger, the Great Irish Famine when one million people starved to death because of the repeated failure of the potato crop in the late 1840s.
Houlihan received the top honor for his work as chairman of the Great Hunger Memorial Committee of Westchester County.
The FAO disagrees with my investment advisors only in the ultimate root of the great hunger. It argues that overall poverty engendered by the financial crisis will drive hunger in 2009, not food scarcity and increased demand.
For students and specialists of Irish literature and history, Smith (literary studies, Nottingham Trent U., UK) compiles 10 essays on the work of Irish poet Patrick Kavanaugh, with discussion of his prose and poetry, including The Great Hunger and A Soul for Sale, his journal Kavanaugh's Weekly, his place in the pastoral tradition, his stylistic experimentation and influences from popular and high intellectual traditions, his vision of rural and urban Ireland in the wake of independence, critical reception of his later works, his reactions to contemporary political and social developments, and his significance for present-day writers and readers.