The crop failures were caused by a fungus that destroyed both the leaves and the edible roots, or tubers, of the potato plant. This occurred in Ireland. It started during 1845
As a result of this there was a massive shortage of potatoes, potatoes were their main food source, it was what they produced best and they didn't have many other food sources
You will eat what you are given!
Because there wasn't much food to go around anywhere, people started to go to other places, such as here in New Zealand. Anyway, there was loads of traffic on the way to the dock. (every car is a horse and cart, every bus is an omnibus)
People boarded ships and sailed off to other countries with more food. lots of people were left at the dock because there were too many people wanting to migrate.
One good thing about the ship is, they did have quite a lot of food, however, some people were vegetarians and couldn't eat much of the food that was served to them. The cafeteria monitors got really annoyed and sometimes fights broke out.
I'm a vegetarian, I can't eat beef patties!
After people migrated, they found places with tons of potatoes, fresh ones too!