All Blog Posts Tagged 'Mor' (8)

'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

The Ottoman Empire and The Great Hunger

During the Great Hunger in Ireland the Ottoman Empire sent £1,000 sterling (about $1,500,000 today) and three shiploads of food to Drogheda, Ireland.

The Ottoman ruler at that time -- Sultan Khaleefah Abdul-Majid – wanted to send £10,000 sterling to Irish farmers but Queen Victoria requested…

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Added by Des Wade on July 25, 2015 at 6:30pm — 6 Comments

Willie Walsh's Wake

Willie Walsh was every inch the typical Mayo man, hardworking and well disposed to help his fellow villagers, and indeed it was just such an act of kindness which brought about his early demise.

Willie had often spoken of his fear of dying, especially if the Ban Sidhe should…

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Added by DJ Kelly on April 23, 2014 at 1:30am — 7 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

Dusting Off The Travel Memories

In a way of introducing myself, I thought I might share some of my "Trail Tales" from previous journeys home...

I think we shall start with this one:



Sing Us a Song, Cowboy!

By Catherine Lilbit Devine © August 18, 2006

Whispers of the West has made our second journey to the Emerald Isle to perform our Music and…

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Added by Bit Devine on March 22, 2013 at 10:44am — 1 Comment

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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