Recalling the Famine’s Impact on Irish and American History

Posted by admin on Jul 16, 2012

There is a profound moment in Tom Murphy’s play ‘Famine” where John Connor, the Irish tenant farmer, pulls up the potato stalk by the root to see if the blight is back.

It is 1846. After a bad blight the year before there is hope that the humble potato, the only staple food of his country, will be back to normal.

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