All Blog Posts Tagged 'Gorta' (6)

I Just Love a Good Mystery!

Those pictured above -- more likely both of them -- had witnessed and survived another pandemic, the Irish Famine, where generations of whole families were swept away by starvation, typhoid and influenza. Their weather-beaten lined faces tell a story of resilience, and perhaps…

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Added by Brian Nolan on March 16, 2020 at 8:00am — 9 Comments

'Famine Folios' -- Ireland's Great Irish Famine Revisited

Ireland’s Great Hunger Museum at Quinnipiac University in Hamden, Connecticut, has just published four new folios of research into the period of The Irish Famine under the collective title Famine Folios.

These compelling essays take a fresh and…

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Added by Brian Nolan on November 9, 2015 at 6:00am — 3 Comments

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

Great Hunger Monuments and Memorial Worldwide

Here is a selected list of monuments and memorials around the world commemorating Ireland's Great Hunger:

The memorial at the Custom House Quay, Dublin

IRELAND

  • Custom House Quay (Dublin). The…
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Added by The Wild Geese on January 19, 2013 at 4:30pm — No Comments

New York Dedicates Its Famine Memorial

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Added by The Wild Geese on January 19, 2013 at 4:30pm — No Comments

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