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Beyond the Famine: A History of the Potato in Ireland

Throughout history, bread has consistently been one of the most popular foods across the world. For two centuries, Ireland was an exception.

Indeed, by the early 19th century, some communities in the west of Ireland had lost all knowledge of how to bake bread.

This was down to the remarkable history of the potato in Ireland.

Our ancestors had an insatiable appetite for spuds. In this podcast, I explore the history of the potato in Ireland beyond the Famine. Beginning back in the 16th century, I chronicle our enduring love of the humble potato!

“From the creator of the Irish History Podcast comes the story of Modern Ireland and its people written in death” 

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