All Blog Posts Tagged 'famine' (5)

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…

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


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The Kindness of Strangers

The names Moses Montefiore, Paul de Strzelecki, and Abdul Medjid Khan are not common Irish names, yet they are the names of some of the…

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Added by John M. Walsh on April 11, 2014 at 6:30pm — 4 Comments

Immigrant Dreams Founder Off Long Island

I look where the ship helplessly heads end on,

I hear the burst as she strikes,

I hear the howls of dismay,

They grow fainter and fainter.

– From "The Sleepers" by Walt Whitman…

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Added by The Wild Geese on May 18, 2013 at 5:00pm — No Comments

3,000 Quakers Help the Irish During The Great Famine

By Susan Kimura



During…

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Added by The Wild Geese on May 4, 2013 at 7:30pm — No Comments

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