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Friend or Foe: The Impact of the potato on Irish history

By Fin Dwyer

The potato is synonymous with the biggest disaster in Irish history – the Great Famine of the 1840s. However this is only part of the story of the potato in Irish history. The arrival of the potato in Ireland transformed the island and resulted in changes in how people lived their lives. In the podcast I examine the good, the bad and the ugly of the potato's fascinating and chequered relationship with Ireland. Support the show on patreon.com/irishpodcast Join me on a tour at dublinfaminetour.ie  

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