Ennis

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Ennis, County Clare, in western Ireland, was at the heart of the Famine, and was therefore chosen by Edward Rutherfurd as the setting for the main action of his 'Famine' chapter in his second Irish book. There was also a particularly interesting parliamentary election in Ennis, at the height of the Famine, and this is also part of the story.
See also Famine




 

 

 

Did You Know?
In 1598, Queen Elizabeth ordered a banquet featuring a food source from the new world: potatoes. The royal cooks, having never prepared potatoes before, threw the veggie away and cooked the green part or eye instead, sickening the whole royal court. Elizabeth banned the vegetable. The ban was eventually lifted a few years later when potatoes gained popularity in Spain, France and Italy.




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