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'The Great Hunger': Famine or Genocide?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Josh Cole Aug 4. 39 Replies

I took a course at an American university called "Genocides and Crimes Against Humanity." …Continue

Tags: The Great Hunger, An Gorta Mor, Famine

Mrs. Obama and Your Ancestry Search

Started Nov 19, 2014 0 Replies

How much do you really want to know about your family history?  What if you discover an…Continue

Tags: Genealogy, American Civil-War, slavery, ancestry, Obama

Neutral ... on Hitler?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Nollaig 2016 Nov 2, 2016. 79 Replies

I have had several conversations recently about Irish neutrality during WWII.  I am curious…Continue

Tags: war, Germany, neutrality, deValera, WWII

'The Auld Triangle' - Which Version is Best?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Gerry Regan Nov 18, 2013. 16 Replies

He's bringing Behan back?Justin Timberlake, with help from Marcus Mumford, has recorded a version of "The Auld Triangle" to be used in a new Cohen brothers film called Inside Lwelyn Davis.The song…Continue

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Josh Cole replied to Kelly O'Rourke's discussion 'The Great Hunger': Famine or Genocide?
"just look at a map of english speaking world. Whose oak trees do u think they cut down for their slaving vessels? As to the modernity of the irish false republic. they enslaved women in laundries til 1996. bunch of liars, mansplaining on here."
Aug 4
DJ Kelly replied to Kelly O'Rourke's discussion 'The Great Hunger': Famine or Genocide?
"You have to wonder where all the 'boatloads' of food shipped from Ireland to England actually ended up, since mainland Britain was experiencing its own 'famine' in the 1840s and the rural poor were starving. With typically…"
Aug 4
Josh Cole replied to Kelly O'Rourke's discussion 'The Great Hunger': Famine or Genocide?
"Lots of us would really appreciate it if "Irish Catholic" was no longer used. it groups people together that aren't the same for one, and the Catholic church came with conquest and as done severe harm to the women and children of…"
Jul 19
ADRIAN McGRATH replied to Kelly O'Rourke's discussion 'The Great Hunger': Famine or Genocide?
"Here is an article which I wrote on this very topic, The Great Hunger, An Gorta Mor. http://www.irishamericanjournal.com/2017/08/coffin-ships.html?m=1"
Jul 19
Austin Rock (Mhic ConCharraige) replied to Kelly O'Rourke's discussion 'The Great Hunger': Famine or Genocide?
"Article 40.2 of the Irish Constitution forbids the state conferring titles of nobility and a citizen may not accept titles of nobility or honour except with the prior approval of the Government. Ireland is a constitutional…"
Jun 1
Austin Rock (Mhic ConCharraige) replied to Kelly O'Rourke's discussion 'The Great Hunger': Famine or Genocide?
"I am sorry but those "Irish" you list let us all down, they let themselves, and the people they depended on down. It was the new irish who forged the Republic and found a "Nation Once again". I celebrate all the Irish who fought…"
Jun 1
Josh Cole replied to Kelly O'Rourke's discussion 'The Great Hunger': Famine or Genocide?
"Here, you go, lad, here is my challenge to your version of history in the name of Pobal Uí Chaoimh.https://drive.google.com/file/d/1n-cUnP-5cKi6afK0ycWy76_sxNQmYfLo/view?usp=sharing"
Jun 1
Josh Cole replied to Kelly O'Rourke's discussion 'The Great Hunger': Famine or Genocide?
"that's bullshit there are still 135 active titles reporting to queen. irish constitution just outlawed new ones. castle lismore is still english. there is still an earl of desmond. the irish reject the lace curtain irish and how they turned us…"
Jun 1
Josh Cole replied to Kelly O'Rourke's discussion 'The Great Hunger': Famine or Genocide?
"the o'briens were the enemies of the maccarthy mór O'briens sold out cashel in 1101 to rome. normans sacked rome, 1084. they attacked proper irish with the normans, not hard to show. munster doesn't believe in high…"
Jun 1
Austin Rock (Mhic ConCharraige) replied to Kelly O'Rourke's discussion 'The Great Hunger': Famine or Genocide?
"The modern irish republic despite what some imply here, is a very modern plurialist, secular state, with a free open democracy. We have a Gay Prime Minister - son of an Indian immigrant. We have divorce, liberal abortion laws, the first country in…"
Jun 1

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That's Just How It Was replied to Kelly O'Rourke's discussion 'The Great Hunger': Famine or Genocide?
"Josh Cole,, That is why I wrote the Book, because I was fed up of hearing Irish people saying ...... its too long ago to remember ,,, Well no it is not too long ago.....My granny ,, the one I wrote the book about... was always to say.. " if we…"
Jun 1
Josh Cole replied to Kelly O'Rourke's discussion 'The Great Hunger': Famine or Genocide?
""shines in irish eyes all over the world" a chroí mo cara. very nice. I really want to encourage Irish people to stop using the word "Famine" it's the biggest part of the lie. AlsoI don't think independence ever…"
Jun 1

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That's Just How It Was replied to Kelly O'Rourke's discussion 'The Great Hunger': Famine or Genocide?
"Lovely lyrics Josh ..... Even in this modern ere, there are may millions of Irish People all over the world , who do not know teh history of the Famine ... My Book , "That's Just How it Was " is a biography about my grandmother .,…"
Jun 1
Josh Cole replied to Kelly O'Rourke's discussion 'The Great Hunger': Famine or Genocide?
"and here is a song i wrote explaining the greater potato genocide simply for people who don't know: https://soundcloud.com/moghruith/you-say-potato"
May 26
Josh Cole replied to Kelly O'Rourke's discussion 'The Great Hunger': Famine or Genocide?
"here i got most of it into 5:30 here:https://soundcloud.com/moghruith/how-the-irish-became-whitespanish were slave traders for 75 years when their armada sank and sold us out at kinsale not much later."
May 26

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That's Just How It Was replied to Kelly O'Rourke's discussion 'The Great Hunger': Famine or Genocide?
"Josh Cole, thank you for your comment....It stands to reason that the English have got roots in Ireland , [see my comment to Austin Rock above ] ..... I am in the middle of writing a follow up to 'Thats' Just How it Was' , and my…"
May 26

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Irish Bog Archaeology: Fadden More Psalter

Posted on May 5, 2015 at 4:00am 0 Comments

The Fadden More Psalter, a book of psalms as old as the Book of Kells, was found by turf cutters in a Tipperary bog in 2006.  It is written in Latin and includes illuminated letters and other decoration.  Dr. Eamonn Kelly and his team at The National Museum of Ireland dated the book to around 800 AD, and spent five years restoring it. 

The find was very exciting to Irish…

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Irish Bog Archaeology: Meet the Bog Bodies

Posted on May 4, 2015 at 3:30pm 3 Comments

Turf cutters have unearthed more than home heating fuel from Ireland's bogs.  Bog bodies - naturally preserved human remains - are a fascinating study.  The chemical composition of the bog has antibiotic properties which kill the bacteria that would normally break down the flesh.  The…

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Free Printable Irish Valentine!

Posted on February 7, 2015 at 2:30pm 1 Comment

Make your own Valentine card with an Irish twist!

I think that shamrocks and hearts play very nicely with each other as design elements.  What do you say?…

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Nollaig na mBan Men’s Chore List

Posted on January 5, 2015 at 6:30am 9 Comments

Alright, lads. Your lady is out celebrating Nollaig na mBan (Women’s Christmas) with her girlfriends. Traditionally, this is your turn to take on a larger share of the household chores. Here are a…

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Comment Wall (9 comments)

At 7:41am on April 30, 2013, Gerry Regan said…

Kelly, I'm pleased we can incorporate your insights and passion in our community. Failte!

At 10:58am on May 6, 2013, Gerry Regan said…

Kelly, we are delighted to feature you on WG, an bring this overdue attention to your contributions to our growing community. Ger

At 10:48am on May 8, 2013, Bit Devine said…

Céad míle fáilte romhat to my campfire Kelly. Well I have enjoyed your contributions. I look forward to getting to know you more as we go along

At 11:30am on September 18, 2013, Steve O'Rorke said…

Thank you! Actually my surname is supposed to have a "u" in it but for unknown reasons it was omitted by my great-grandfather in the late 1800's. We had so much trouble with genealogical searches until we discovered the error!

At 6:53am on October 25, 2014, Patricia Louise Hughes said…

Hi Kelly,

Glad to meet you!

At 8:15pm on November 16, 2014, John Anthony Brennan said…

Hello Ms. O'Rourke, it's a pleasure to meet you. 

At 3:44am on December 22, 2014, eilis mulroy said…

You might like to come to some of our heritage talks in Oranmore for inspiration. Our last one was about Irish soldiers in the British Army during world war 1. Website has to be updated but see www.oranmoreheritage.org

At 8:14am on January 18, 2015, Lonnie said…

Hi Kelly, sorry for delay in accepting friend request. I always forget to visit this great place!

At 5:07pm on February 21, 2015, Ricky Duffy said…

Thanks Kelly,looking foward to great discussions on Ireland and what ever comes around.........

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