All Blog Posts Tagged 'An Gorta Mor' (29)

'The Great Hunger' -- How Many Died?

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…

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Added by Mike McCormack on January 20, 2015 at 3:30pm — 4 Comments

'The Great Hunger' in County Roscommon

by Dr. Christine Kinealy…

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Added by The Wild Geese on January 20, 2015 at 9:00am — No Comments

'The Great Hunger' in Dublin

by Dr. Christine Kinealy

While Dublin was less affected by the famine than almost any other region or county in Ireland, this is…

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Added by The Wild Geese on January 19, 2015 at 4:30am — 2 Comments

Irish Coffin and Convict Ships

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Added by Lonnie on January 18, 2015 at 8:00am — 10 Comments


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Irish Holocaust as Subject of Comedy Series? Here's How You Can Voice Your Objection

Screenwriter Hugh Travers is now writing Hungry, a sitcom about the famine commissioned by Channel 4 in Ireland.  Hungry came  came about after Channel 4 read one of the 31-year-old Dubliner's other scripts and gave him an open commission for a sitcom. “Any idea I wanted –…

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Added by Fran Reddy on January 1, 2015 at 9:00pm — 24 Comments

Gáirdín an Ghorta - The Famine Garden - Newmarket, Co. Kilkenny

To really understand Gáirdín an Ghorta, and its pathways, please go to our Facebook page and click on pictures and then click on our albums  and then click on the album, "A Walk Through the Famine Garden," and you…

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Added by Willie Barron on July 22, 2014 at 6:00am — No Comments

From Ireland to America, Part 2: The Kennedy Homestead

On my last day in Ireland, before taking an early flight out of Dublin, fellow Wild Geese member and Irish-American Wexford farmer Oisin O'Connell offered to complete my Irish Tour by taking me to experience New Ross.  As…

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Added by Alannah Ryane on October 26, 2013 at 1:30pm — 3 Comments

From Ireland to America Part One - Bonded through Time & Famine



Our Wild Geese teammate Anna Porter took me to two 'famine' graveyards in the county of Leitrim.  At first sight there are just stone walls enclosing areas of beautiful Irish green grass, but once inside the intensity is immediately felt.…

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Added by Alannah Ryane on October 18, 2013 at 5:30pm — 7 Comments

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