Honouring our Irish Ancestry.
An Gorta Mór, loosely translated as the Great Famine, was a period of mass starvation, disease, and emigration, in Ireland between 1845 and 1850. During this famine about one million people died, and a million more emigrated from Ireland, causing the island's population to fall by between 20% and 25%.
The proximate cause of this famine (there were others) was a natural event - a potato blight - though the impact of the blight was exacerbated directly by Westminster as part of the United Kingdom of Great Britain by the political belief in laissez-faire economics. The agricultural production of our island would have been more than sufficient to support the population, had it not been taken away by the british landowners. Together with the Napoleonic Wars, the Great Famine in Ireland produced the greatest loss of life in 19th-century Europe.
For both the native Irish and those in the resulting diaspora, the famine entered folk memory known in Irish as An Drochshaol, loosely translated as the hard times or literally, ‘The Bad Life’. Many people all over the world owe their existence to those of our ancestors who survived these 'hard times', and we can take pride in that.
This t-shirt feels soft and lightweight, with the right amount of stretch. It's comfortable and flattering for both men and women.
• 100% combed and ring-spun cotton
• Fabric weight: 4.2 oz (142 g/m2)
• Shoulder-to-shoulder taping
Also Available in Dark Colours and Light Text.
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