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Sometimes we hear doubts about whether there was food in Ireland during "The Great Hunger." Please look at the whiskey production published in the Athlone Sentinel on April 25th in the report brief report below:
"The quantity distilled in Ireland for the year ending Jan. 5th, 1849 was of malt: 34,897 gals; malt with unmalted grain: 7,957,000 gals;…
While there are many, many historical records that speak of the horror of the Famine ; my book -That's Just How it Was - is about an individual who struggled against all the odds to keep herself and her children out of the Workhouse.
So from a very personal viewpoint- people who have emigrated from Ireland - will find the book to be an great insight into their ancestors. View the video below
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This a a blog that will give some excerpts from my book -That's Just how It Was' ; It will also give credence to the discussions on the Famine -- on The Wild Geese .
In my book [That's Just How It Was- video below
Youtube: http://youtu.be/oT0oOa0jx28 ]
Research for my Book , That's Just How it Was - includes this excerpt ''claimed by Francis A. Boyle , Law Professor of the University of illinois at Urbana-…Continue
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Q 1: Just starting from scratch, can you introduce yourself telling readers where you are from, a little about yourself and explaining your mode of journalism/writing/production/directing?
My name is David Dinning. I live in Chicago. I started writing…Continue
Somewhere we have a penciled thank-you note from John W. Davis, who is about as famous as whichever team finished third in the National League pennant race in 1939. (It was the Dodgers, 12 1/2 games out.) Davis was the Democratic nominee for President in 1924, and he…Continue
Tralee Thursday - Death from insufficiency of food and from dysentery are so numerous in this neighborhood that the funds in the hands of the relieving officers for providing for the living , in cases of sudden and urgent necessity are now absorbed into purchasing coffins for the dead. ......... "there were no cases of cholera today but the medical officer in charge states that the exhalations from the accumulated filth on the floors of the houses of the poor in the lanes of the town , and…Continue
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The Great Hunger was a natural calamity which was made into an appalling disaster by a selfish lack of assistance on the part of the British Parliament. Their disregard for large-scale human suffering in the land that they had made part of their empire only 44 years earlier bears…Continue
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While P.S. Gilmore prepared for his departure from Athlone in September of 1849, the papers are filled with example of the depraved…Continue
While Dublin was less affected by the famine than almost any other region or county in Ireland, this…Continue
"Jack Tar" was a common English term originally used to refer to seamen of the Merchant or Royal Navy, particularly during the period of the British Empire. By World War I the term was used as a nickname for those in the U.S. Navy. Both members of the public and seafarers…Continue
When someone says to me that the Irish are natural storytellers, I’m usually really pleased. I’m an Irish writer, and isn’t it the ultimate aim of all writers to tell a cracking story? The writing life is full of rejection and self-doubt. You draw hope and confidence from…Continue