potato famine, Irish
A famine in Ireland in the nineteenth century caused by the failure of successive potato crops in the 1840s. Many in Ireland starved, and many emigrated. More than a million Irish came to the United States during the famine.
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The month of May will see an Irish referendum on the legalization of same-sex marriage.
After years at the head of a parochial school classroom, he could no longer distinguish one blond Irish Catholic kid from another.
Most of the vendors were, like this woman, honorary Jews for the night, not that Jews have a monopoly on potato pancakes.
Esther Choi of Mokbar said she has made Korean potato pancakes called gam ja jun, and Charles Rodriguez of PRINT.
She came to the Latke Festival because she loved any dish so based around the potato.
The Potato is planted very sparingly south of Piedmont, and not so commonly there as in Savoy.
In 1205 wheat was worth 12 pence per bushel, which was cheap, as there had been some years of famine previous thereto.Showell's Dictionary of Birmingham|Thomas T. Harman and Walter Showell
Wheat gives place to Rye about the same time, and the Potato, at first comparatively rare, becomes universal.
The boy backed away from him, and stood a little distance off, holding out a nice, juicy potato this time.Squinty the Comical Pig|Richard Barnum
His steps led him now not to the beach, but to the Cemetery of Rocklington, amid the potato-fields.Kipling Stories and Poems Every Child Should Know, Book II|Rudyard Kipling