Transcripts of full meetings of the council.

I would just like to thank everybody for the proclamation and all of the descriptive stories that were told about it. There was one point, however, that is a major point and the main reason why we started this Memorial in the first place, and that's to dispel the myth of a potato famine. There was no famine in Ireland. Only one crop failed, and that was the potato crop. Ireland's governors or rulers were exporting food while over a million people starved to death.

So don't let anybody ever tell you that there's a potato famine. The potato crop failed. The people starved because the people that were governing Ireland exported food and let the people starve.

Thanks very much.

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