The Great Famine in Ireland occured between 1845 and 1852. Over a million people died from starvation and disease, and an equivalent figure were forced to emigrate, mainly to North America. The effects would linger for decades after.
National Famine Commemoration 2018 will take place on Saturday 12 May in University College Cork. The event will be hosted by University College Cork in collaboration with Cork City Council. The focal point of the 2018 commemoration will be the launch of The Great Irish Famine Online.