All Blog Posts Tagged 'Famine' (47)

Listening to Ghosts

I desire silence. I want to be free from the noise that humans make. I fear I will never be free from this noise. I'm often in the woods and I still hear a car that is miles away or a plane flying overhead. And even my own sighing and thoughts can become too noisy. The sounds of…

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Added by Cynthia Neale on December 6, 2013 at 10:30am — 3 Comments

The Great Hunger Museum: A Destination, Not a Detour

In September, after one of my occasional trips to Boston, I decided to take a detour to investigate The Great Hunger Museum at Quinnipiac University. Friends had told me about the collection hosted at the library on the Hamden Connecticut campus, until last September, when it moved into its own building, located about a mile from the main campus.

The two-story,…

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Added by Jim Curley on September 28, 2013 at 1:00pm — 6 Comments

This Week in the History of the Irish: August 11-17

Ultonia Regiment of the Spanish army, toy soldiers by "The Warrior Irish."



DOMHNAIGH -- On August 11, 1744, during the…

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Added by The Wild Geese on August 10, 2013 at 9:30pm — No Comments

Dan O'Hara: The Man Behind the Song

I had occasion to visit Dan O’Hara’s hillside farm in Connemara recently as part of my work as a tour guide, work that takes me all over the country. The owner Martin Walsh, a natural born storyteller captivated the group with the story of how the unfortunate farmer ended up in New York and sang the sad song which told of his misfortune.…

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Added by Rónán Gearóid Ó Domhnaill on July 18, 2013 at 3:30am — 11 Comments

England's Role in Ireland's Greatest Tragedy

"The Famine Plot," reviewed by Eamon Loingsigh (originally from bookslut.com).

Outside of Ennis, in County Clare in the west of Ireland, the wind kicks upon the hills under the same gray sky where once starved children, women and old men were buried callously, if not left by the ditches. Where the weakest of the agrarian poor were communally laid…

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Added by Eamon Loingsigh on June 1, 2013 at 12:00pm — 2 Comments

Review: The Jeanie Johnston Experience Replica of Irish emigrant ship provides insights into the woes of the Atlantic crossing

Review: The Jeanie Johnston Experience

Replica of Irish emigrant ship provides insights into the woes of the Atlantic crossing

By Gerry Regan

Producer/The Wild Geese Today

WGT Photo/Gerry Regan

Jeanie Johnston at her Manhattan berth, with the Statue of Liberty to its left and Ellis Island immigration center, today a museum and history…
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Added by The Wild Geese on January 19, 2013 at 2:55am — No Comments

Grosse Ile: Island of Death

By WGT Managing Editor Joe Gannon

The locals would come to call Grosse Ile "L'Ile des Irlandais." The Canadian island would be the first and final resting place in the New World for thousands of Irish emigrants.

During "Black '47," the worst year of the Great Famine, the coffin ships arrived at the…

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Added by The Wild Geese on January 19, 2013 at 1:30am — No Comments

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