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The Potato Famine By Michael P. Morin
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THE DYING I'm a watcher Without a life I watch the thumb press Down on my neighbors vein Watch the liquid dream Drive her insane Such a happy-hyper Few hours of ecstasy & a tired week in bed The... More > dying march through The hall grasping for Identity lost in the trench Of a drug-induced mass grave The living drive past outside On their way to work Ride the bus to the Daily destination move Their piece across the board Of some eternal game Created by a lazy God With nothing better to do Than watch the living The dying They are all the same< Less
The Quakers and the Famine in West Cork By Dr Ken Baker
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In this lecture, we will consider the work of the Quakers in relation to the Potato Famine during the years 1845-1848 with particular reference to County Cork. There are a few preliminary notes to... More > make. First, just who were the Quakers? In answer to this question, we’ll investigate their origin and development in Bandon (as an important West Cork market town) during the last years of the seventeenth century and into the next century. Second, we must sketch a picture of what this area of Ireland “looked like” during the years just before the Famine and attempt answers to the question: “Why was the Famine of 1846 so catastrophic?” The historical and geographical context has been described as “An explosion ready to happen.” So we ask, briefly: why was this the case? Third: a mention must be made of the social positioning of the Quakers around 1845. The intriguing question must be asked: “How did this [relatively small] group create such an impact?”< Less
From Ireland's Sad Famine to Gettysburg Field By Neil Murphy
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Liam Flannery, a young Irish farmer, loses his wife and child in the horrors of the Irish potato famine and sets sail for a new life in America. But America is experiencing its own trials and Liam... More > soon finds himself amongst gun smugglers, whiskey peddlers and 'Indians' with their own very personal agendas, before finding himself at the Battle of Gettysburg.< Less
From Ireland's Sad Famine to Gettysburg Field By Neil Murphy
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Liam Flannery, a young Irish farmer, loses his wife and child in the horrors of the Irish potato famine and sets sail for a new life in America. But America is experiencing its own trials and Liam... More > soon ends up amongst gun smugglers, whiskey peddlers and 'Indians' with their own very personal agendas, before finding himself fighting at the Battle of Gettysburg.< Less
Spoiled Ground By Peter Tassi
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The devatsting Irish Potato Famine resulted in a reduction of the population of Ireland of almost 25% in just 7 years. This story of Margaret O'Leary begins during the famine.
Spoiled Ground By Peter Tassi
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The devatsting Irish Potato Famine resulted in a reduction of the population of Ireland of almost 25% in just 7 years. This story of Margaret O'Leary begins during the famine.
The Blue Dress: The Story of Courageous Riders of the Orphan Train By Norma Lang
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The Great Potato Famine of 1845-49 devastated Ireland ruining the country’s main source of food. As the staple of their diet withered, thousands of Irish died of starvation, while others wasted... More > away to a shadow of what they once had been. This story follows a broken family that feared failed crops on their small farm. Selling all they could, they departed by sailing ship to what they hoped would be a“land of plenty,” America. A challenging situation necessitates that Ellen and Dillon be temporarily placed in an orphanage. Just as the children are feeling settled, overcrowded conditions cause them to be transported by train, far from their father and Irish traditions. The Orphan Train Movement was a social experiment that moved children from crowded cities in the Eastern United States to foster homes. The trains ran between 1854-1929 relocating many children to farms across the country.< Less
Towards the Workhouse Door By Arthur McKeown
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The Kelly family live in County Armagh in the north of Ireland. When the Famine kills their potatoes they have to leave their farm. What will happen to them? Find out more here.
Towards the Workhouse Door By Arthur McKeown
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The Kelly family live in County Armagh in the north of Ireland. When the Famine kills their potatoes they have to leave their farm. What will happen to them? Find out more here.
The Irish Terrorist: A Novel By T J Mack
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Ireland has been occupied by the military force of England for centuries, and rebellions are just a fact of life. But things take a turn for the worse in 1972, in Northern Ireland, when... More > demonstrations and peace marches end with English paratroopers firing on the crowd and senselessly killing thirteen people in what becomes known as Bloody Sunday. The violence leads many to join the ranks of the Irish Republican Army—including cousins Jack Danaher and Sean Curran, who carry out their missions with will and determination. In the past, many survivors of The Great Famine would leave for distant shores. Those who remained would drive a Fenian uprising and leave their descendants to continue the fight toward Irish independence. But sides were taken and alliances formed. Loyalists and Republicans engage in clandestine planning and continue a war that seemingly has no end in sight, but one side may take the upper hand in The Irish Terrorist.< Less