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In the 1840's Ireland had a terrible famine, it killed millions from starvation in a country that was exporting food, it has never helped the Irish relationship with England. However, there was a famine in 1740-41 which could have been as bad, if not worse if the same population levels had been in place. This famine followed a severe frost, a frost that actually killed people and froze waterways, in some instances preventing food from getting in. Weakened people died from diseases that were to ...more