Irish Potato Famine - The Young and the Old - Extra History - #5

Irish leaders entered the picture when the 1847 Poor Laws backfired, leading landowners to mass-evict their starving tenants. Daniel O'Connell tried to maintain an alliance with the Whigs, and failed. The Young Irelanders split off from the Repeal Association, and as a result, both the rebellious and the moderate minds of the country lost significant traction, unable to fight the famine alone.
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  1. Extra Credits

    Extra Credits

    Mês atrás

    By the time that the first healthy harvest arrived in 1849, a million people had died due to prejudiced men writing bad policy-a stark warning of what happens when poor relief becomes a tool of political ideology. But in a world where 1 in 8 people are malnourished, the Republic of Ireland today has turned its deepest psychological scar into a call to action. Oxfam Ireland: Oxfam America: You can also support our production of Extra History and help us pick what stories we should explore next, by joining our Patreon here:

    • James Walsh

      James Walsh

      15 dias atrás

      The UK also gives a lot of foreign aid. Just saying.

    • j and c

      j and c

      Mês atrás

      I would like to see you do one on the troubles next ,while still on the subject of ireland

    • Small Tablet

      Small Tablet

      Mês atrás


    • Oisin Creaner

      Oisin Creaner

      Mês atrás

      +Thomas Richardson you can pay in Euro and your bank will deduct from your account an amount in dollars equivalent to the Euros you've paid (plus some commission for the exchange). One Euro is worth slightly more than one dollar, so unless you're looking to be really precise with your accounting, just pick an amount that you'd be comfortable paying in Dollars and pay that in Euro. (e.g. if you would have happily paid twenty bucks, put in €20, and it will probably be ~$22-23)

    • iziPzi


      Mês atrás

      Would love to see a series on napolionic wars

  2. not a Russian bot

    not a Russian bot

    33 minutos atrás

    3:35 Gritty, fighting for flyers wins and Irish rights

  3. Luxai


    Dia atrás

    You'll never forget what it's like to be hungry and helpless, or being a victim of those who look down on you. And you'll never stop wanting to help others so that they don't meet the same fate. I'm not even irish and yet I'm still proud of all the lads.

  4. InkBird


    3 dias atrás

    Man I heard about the potato famine in my ( american ) schooling, but never realized it was such a series thing. It was written off as something fairly small, like the australian emu war or something. This is so sad. :( Those poor poor people. Glad they've recovered, and recovered so well.

  5. Badhammy865


    4 dias atrás

    3:40 wtf did anyone else notice the dude on the right?

  6. BecauseICan


    7 dias atrás

    8:05 *"uuuUUUUUUUuuuuUUUUUUuuuGGGGGGGGgggggggHHHHHHHhhhhhhhh"*

  7. Nico Sando

    Nico Sando

    7 dias atrás

    anybody notice gritty

  8. OatGuardian


    7 dias atrás


  9. kein mcgill

    kein mcgill

    8 dias atrás

    Erin go Bragh!

  10. connor griffin

    connor griffin

    8 dias atrás

    so did anyone else notice the creepy Philidelphia flyers mascot in the background at 3:35 ?

  11. Lucas Wallace

    Lucas Wallace

    8 dias atrás

    "Sometimes bad mans die in their sleep." Have you ever heard the tragedy of Darth Plageuis the wise?

  12. Cú Chulainn

    Cú Chulainn

    9 dias atrás

    We need more Irish Edit: By that I mean more people willing to donate to charity.

  13. Eevee the Flareon

    Eevee the Flareon

    10 dias atrás

    6:09 i heard you had tacos

  14. Redgum


    11 dias atrás

    I lived in Ireland for only a small time, but despite my nationality being so different (Korean), I fell in love the moment I saw those green hills. Hopefully one day I can return, and make it my adopted home, as much as I would like. Wonderful work, and god bless.

  15. Brandon Thach

    Brandon Thach

    11 dias atrás

    3:40 that guys face all the way on the right tho

  16. Conor Murphy

    Conor Murphy

    13 dias atrás

    This was a brilliant series.

  17. Tuck Hoi Chan

    Tuck Hoi Chan

    13 dias atrás

    This whole thing as well as being britain s whole history makes me one to never support brits in the past.CT should have had his grave destroyed ,his body dug up and burnt to total ashes, and his family lines eradicated.

  18. Veselka


    14 dias atrás

    Ireland is a Mrs. Ireland 😀

  19. Veselka


    14 dias atrás

    Healthy carrots killed purple parrots

  20. Lol 86

    Lol 86

    16 dias atrás

    How can anyone be more cruel to Ireland than Queen Victoria? Oliver Cromwell: hold my beer

  21. SamuriLemonX18


    16 dias atrás

    I find your characterisation of Ireland as a world leader in foreign food/development aid....strange. They give 0.45% of GDP in aid, winch is just over the minimum legal requirement of the EU of 0.42%. For comparison the UK gives 0.72% of GDP which amounts to about 20x the amount of money Ireland gives. In terms of %GDP, the "world leaders" are the Scandinavian countries, all giving over 1% of their GDP to foreign aid. Ireland doesn't even rank in the top 10 for either measurement. So why may I ask, is this the characterisation you give? Because honestly, it's flat out wrong.

  22. Lyman Larson

    Lyman Larson

    17 dias atrás

    3:34 It's our Lord and Savior... GRITTY!!!

  23. World Studios

    World Studios

    17 dias atrás

    Who else is now more greatful than ever to french fries?

  24. Internet Education

    Internet Education

    18 dias atrás

    1:44 "_Not very much, given her wealth, actually_" As opposed to the revered roman catholics? Ireland's supposed enlightenment? The Pope's contribution paled in comparison to the Queen's.

  25. Black Swan

    Black Swan

    21 dia atrás

    O Connell called him Orange Peel. Literally true fact.

  26. TheEuropean


    22 dias atrás

    01:48 Turks arent Indians or Arabs we look like Greeks or Russians pls make us look like what we are

  27. Eevee the Flareon

    Eevee the Flareon

    22 dias atrás

    6:13 love that spongebob reference

  28. Mr. Pick21

    Mr. Pick21

    22 dias atrás

    3:34 the face on the right haunts my dreams

  29. Cupcake Queen Wojo

    Cupcake Queen Wojo

    23 dias atrás

    Old Ireland: we don't wanna fight. Young Ireland: we will fight if we have to Old Ireland in private: sic your dongs on em! Young Ireland: *running in circles* AHH WHAT DO WE DO!!! That's about my understanding of what happens most of the time. Also the goverment screwed them.

  30. Michelle Evans

    Michelle Evans

    23 dias atrás

    Dublineers? That's not a term ...

  31. Anthony Doherty

    Anthony Doherty

    23 dias atrás

    You had to renounce your faith to get soup this say many more die needlessly and irish land lords were not the the land owners but puppets while irish were starving the put food on ships to England we grow more than 1 vegetable you know

  32. E S

    E S

    23 dias atrás

    1:52 one should mention that the sultan wanted to give 10 times the amounts that he sent, but the British crown refused to accept so much help because it "would make the crown look bad"

  33. vazak11


    23 dias atrás

    The ending was well done, kudos.

  34. Shyguyplays9


    23 dias atrás

    Are we just going to forget about the spongebob reference?

  35. Angus Yang

    Angus Yang

    23 dias atrás

    Finally the Ottomans get mentioned here as helping out the Irish. Sultan Abdulmecid I had heard about it from his Irish doctor, and sent aid accordingly. Even though the British tried to restrict most of it, the ships still secretly delivered the extra supplies.

  36. jassLmhn


    23 dias atrás

    Ireland is a lovely country and are lovely people, I visited some years ago, glad to see you mentioned how Mexico helped with aid, here in Mexico we remember the Saint Patrick's Battalion, which changed sides to support Mexico in the Mexican-American war, and their descents are still living here, I wish we had had more Irish immigration here!

  37. F Morneweck

    F Morneweck

    23 dias atrás

    3:35 the man on the far right is the incarnation of fear.

  38. peope1976


    23 dias atrás

    I'm crying like heck. How cruel people can be.

  39. Mr.Tobacco


    25 dias atrás

    The story of the Ottoman help is kinda a interesting story: A Irish man sneaks into a random trade ship and cames to Konstantiniyye, when he learn where he is he start telling people the story of the famine. Many people don't believes him actually majorty of the people doesn't understands him, they even don't know what or where Ireland is. One day this Irish man comes into the Topkapı Palace (Residence of the Sultan) he tries to enter but Guards not allows him. He tries to tell his story but as usually Guards doesn't understand him. Everyday he tries to enter the palace so he can talk with the Sultan and ask for help but everyday he get caught and finally they arrest him and throw him to the jail in Topkapı Palace. A Pasha hears this and goes to talk with him, he talks with the Irıish guy and hears the story. He couldn't believe what the Irish man said and when he learned Irish wants to talk with Sultan, Pasha agrees and goes to talk with the Grand Vizier. And Grand Vizier tell this to the Sultan Abdülmecid I. Sultan quickly calls the Irish man to his court and when Guards brought the Irish guy to him he gets sad to his condition. Irish guy tells the horrible story of his country for hours, he explains how he came to Konstantiniyye. Abdülmecid quickly order his Vizier to prepare the largest ship in the Ottoman Navy to transport help to Ireland. In same time he sends latter to the Queen Victoria, in that time Ally of the Ottoman Empire. He offers to send 10.000 gold to the Irish people but Queen Victoria only allows 2000. With 2000 gold, beside the Sultan's help also people of Konstantiniyye donate their foods,drinks,fruits etc. and thosa load into the ship then ship set sails to the Ireland... This is the story i heard i don't know how much of these true but it's still proud thing to see my ancestors helped people in need...It's still making me sad Europeans calling we Turks barbarians.

  40. 🐆Phoenix The Cheetah 🐆

    🐆Phoenix The Cheetah 🐆

    26 dias atrás

    N O T T H E P O T A T O S ! ! ! ! !

  41. Humble Soldier

    Humble Soldier

    26 dias atrás

    Who's cutting onions in here? Damn emotion ninjas. Ireland is a great nation.

  42. Facts don’t care about your feelings

    Facts don’t care about your feelings

    26 dias atrás

    Damn I thought the guy in the casket in the beginning was bilbo baggins

  43. Ian L

    Ian L

    27 dias atrás

    3:34 what the hell is that one face its... Its fooking grimace's sp00ky cousin

  44. Tonks Moriarty

    Tonks Moriarty

    28 dias atrás

    No wonder British school refuse to teach this topic, I hate Westminster even more now.

  45. 01 Megalomaniac

    01 Megalomaniac

    28 dias atrás

    Are we.. gunna gloss over the face at 3:36?.. Yes? Okay, then

  46. Fid Marcano

    Fid Marcano

    28 dias atrás

    All of this made me cry. I so Venezuela :( I feel everyhing in this series

  47. Tortilla Master

    Tortilla Master

    28 dias atrás

    what is going on with that mans face on 3:40 face

  48. Karan Bhatt

    Karan Bhatt

    29 dias atrás

    This is not in play list I think

  49. Joshuah Mitchell

    Joshuah Mitchell

    29 dias atrás

    Irish good by . leaves. Irish good by. Ok by good by see you tomorrow morning okay okay okay by good by then but... okay nevermind good by

  50. cameron120587


    29 dias atrás

    Just to point out, your map of the Republic of Ireland at 9:56 shows the whole island of Ireland, which includes Northern Ireland, part of the UK.

  51. Rick Morrison

    Rick Morrison

    29 dias atrás

    3:36 gritty

  52. C is for communism F is for facism

    C is for communism F is for facism

    Mês atrás

    This shit is pretty boring. Why cant we go back to having actually interesting topics?

  53. IndiaBall RohanDalvi

    IndiaBall RohanDalvi

    Mês atrás

    do one on bengal famine too , brits did the same with mix of racism

  54. Lowkey Sykes

    Lowkey Sykes

    Mês atrás

    816 million of those donations will be pocketed by the politicians who will be incharge of those once given.

  55. j and c

    j and c

    Mês atrás

    I would like to see him do the troubles next while still on the subject of ireland

  56. DoubleATam


    Mês atrás

    So... Everyone died the end, and also history repeats

  57. Dan Helsting

    Dan Helsting

    Mês atrás

    Just because a failed man in knight a hero of his backwards beliefs of yesterday - does not mean we can't spit on his grave today. (# only history will judge us)

    • Nikhil Manian

      Nikhil Manian

      29 dias atrás

      History judged. The dude was bad.

  58. Robert Miller

    Robert Miller

    Mês atrás

    Do a series on the great depression please

  59. TheSaber210


    Mês atrás

    dublineer is pronounced Dubliner

  60. Abdulrahman AbuZubaydah

    Abdulrahman AbuZubaydah

    Mês atrás

    Can u do extra history about "almoravid empire"

  61. Gödeke Michels

    Gödeke Michels

    Mês atrás

    9:56 the Republic of Ireland shown including Northern Ireland. Extra Credits political commentary? Preperation for the expected future of post Brexit expecting a reunification? Or yet another small mistake? Who knows.

  62. Justinian The Great Emperor

    Justinian The Great Emperor

    Mês atrás

    6:08 "THE BLACK AND TANS OPEN UP" *smashes door*

  63. C Toea

    C Toea

    Mês atrás

    9:43 This world is full of injustice.Something has to be done.We need better things

  64. cinnamonpiefin


    Mês atrás

    ah yes i'm sure we're all aware of how bloodless the french revolution was, no mass execution of nobility here lads

  65. The Senate

    The Senate

    Mês atrás

    bruh moment

  66. Jey Dey

    Jey Dey

    Mês atrás

    Napoleonic war pls

  67. Jan Kasal

    Jan Kasal

    Mês atrás

    You should make an episode about ban Josip Jelačić from Croatia ps-(Im from Croatia)

  68. Alfredo Ibarra

    Alfredo Ibarra

    Mês atrás

    Ireland is also a major tax haven for corporations (Apple).

  69. Null Set

    Null Set

    Mês atrás

    The story of the Sultans aid makes a nice story but there's really no hard evidence to back it up.

  70. BlackAhorn


    Mês atrás

    3:35 What the heck is this face on the right?

  71. jgallag90


    Mês atrás

    That's supposedly when half my ancestors immigrated to the US.

  72. Nathan Cosgrove

    Nathan Cosgrove

    Mês atrás

    What a series. I've taught my children about the history of our family, why our ancestors left, and why we are who we are. Very well done.

  73. Alexander Korol

    Alexander Korol

    Mês atrás

    9:38 She should've applied more pressure! That would've been great!

  74. connla


    Mês atrás

    we call them dubs, not dublineers

  75. thecroc


    Mês atrás

    Do the House of Vasa next!

  76. Prajakta Bonde

    Prajakta Bonde

    Mês atrás

    Please do a series on the Bengal famine or Madras famine or Bihar famine in India. People in the west are never taught about the atrocities the Britishers brought upon colonial India and the millions of deaths they caused. It's horrifying

  77. B Saxon

    B Saxon

    Mês atrás

    Just FYI Ireland only gives 0.22% of GNI to international development aid, where as the 'evil' Brits give 0.67% away... I'm not taking away from the fact that what happened back then was terrible policy I just thought I'd clarify that point.

  78. chans h

    chans h

    Mês atrás

    3:34 who else thinks that smiling guy in the far right is creepy

    • chans h

      chans h

      Mês atrás

      well now i know its comrade gritty

  79. Thomas Maxwell

    Thomas Maxwell

    Mês atrás

    I wonder what would happen if a crop loss like that happened today probably the same thing that would happen of ether the soy or maize crop failed here

  80. Francisco Chango

    Francisco Chango

    Mês atrás

    And then a century and a half later the Venezuelans one upped the Irish in mass migrations with 6 million+ and counting.

  81. Tuathal the True

    Tuathal the True

    Mês atrás

    Would love to see an extra history series on the Easter Rising. Just a thought

  82. Tuathal the True

    Tuathal the True

    Mês atrás

    English parliament don't give a fig about Ireland except where it effects and can be manipulated by themselves? Shocking how things DON'T change!

  83. Tejaskarthick Thangaperumal

    Tejaskarthick Thangaperumal

    Mês atrás

    Do a video about Indian revolution

  84. Finn Doye

    Finn Doye

    Mês atrás


  85. Honey Cat

    Honey Cat

    Mês atrás

    Welsh coal mine strike please

  86. CallMeMAKY


    Mês atrás

    3:35 (far right silhouette) welp I'm not sleeping tonight

  87. DasTemplar 96

    DasTemplar 96

    Mês atrás

    Minorities: Man, White people never had it bad- Slav from the Ottoman Empire: *Ahem* Pole from WW2: *Ahem* Italian Immigrant to America: *Ahem* Gaul during Roman Republic: *Ahem* Spaniard in 600s AD: *Ahem* German Jew in 1930s: *Ahem* Polish Jew in 1940s: *Ahem* Irishman throughout history: *aHeM*

  88. Vontacompton


    Mês atrás

    Needs to be remembered that Queen Victoria tried to limit the aid that the Ottoman sultan was sending, because it made her look bad if she wasn't sending as much aid as a foreign power. i.e. it was legit a genocide

  89. Vivaan Dua

    Vivaan Dua

    Mês atrás

    Who else thought that jack septic eye should’ve voiced this

  90. Ritzy Cupcake

    Ritzy Cupcake

    Mês atrás

    Thanks for making this I have learnt so much!

  91. aryamman sahlot

    aryamman sahlot

    Mês atrás

    You can make a video on Indian empires please?????

  92. Greg Howe

    Greg Howe

    Mês atrás

    The UK leaving the EU could cause issues between Northern Ireland and Ireland, if they throw up a hard border between the 2 nations the time of troubles could return

  93. Commander_Discord


    Mês atrás

    Fucking Gritty at 3:35

  94. John.E


    Mês atrás

    do a video on Merril's Marauders or modern Israli war

  95. LochNess 96

    LochNess 96

    Mês atrás

    The Pope and the Sultan gave more then what was meant to be our queen, disgusting. But we never excepted Brit rule and kept on rebelling!

  96. Kyle Hart

    Kyle Hart

    Mês atrás

    That is so beautiful. Humanity prevails.

  97. MustardLadyAsmr


    Mês atrás

    3:35 is that gritty on the right? 😂

  98. Kev


    Mês atrás

    march 29, 2020 do brexit :)

  99. Foundations Medical Informatics

    Foundations Medical Informatics

    Mês atrás

    If you get a chance, look up the Irish Famine Memorial in Dublin. Of all the memorials I have seen in my life, it is certainly one of the most impactful. However, I think that such a somber testament to famine is necessary. If we don't remember our past, we will surely repeat it.

  100. Virtual Origin

    Virtual Origin

    Mês atrás


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