Pentax Optio S6 Photo #20 Monument to the Great Famine

Monument to the famine which killed an estimated one million people between 1846 and 1851, and the emigration of two million more. The famine was partly caused by the potato blight which decimated the staple crop of much of Ireland's rural population, although at the time an estimated two million quarters of corn a year was still being exported from the country, and, from 1847 onwards, only tenants who owned under a quarter of an acre of land were eligible for public relief (the average land-holding was 1 - 4 acres).

Technical Details

1/60 s
6 mm
200 ISO