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 £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


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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 strangers to Ireland who helped to relieve the suffering 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

Left, a Currier print…

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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 Ireland's Great Famine 3,000 Irish Quakers contributed their time,…

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

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