The Potato Famine started in 1845.The potato was a main source of food in Ireland so it started to starve quite a few people
America is a good place to go and migrate
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Potatoes was also a source of money so when people were asked for rent they could not pay. as most of the people in Ireland rented their house they would be kicked out. Their houses were often burned so that they could not come back
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At this time of the famine people could be seen lying on the streets often in ditches as they have no food or water
People would often tell relatives about America or Canada asking them to move as its gave a better chance at life.
getting on the boat would be hard even if you did get onto the boat you could get pushed off.There were also diseases you can get that can kill you. No wonder they were called coffin ships
when the Irish people got to america they would try to talk with the iris people that came before the famine but they would call themselves Ulster Irish otherwise known as Scots Irish as they believed that they though that they were better.