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Top 10: Fin Dwyer of the Irish History Podcast at his home in Kilkenny. Picture by Dylan Vaughan

It's 5.30am in Kilkenny and Fin Dwyer is up early for a day when he will set out to eat 40 potatoes.

Dwyer is taking part in an unusual experiment where he lives for a day on a pre-famine diet - consisting of spuds flavoured only with buttermilk, skimmed milk, seaweed, pepper and water.


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