Des Wade's Blog – July 2015 Archive (2)

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

The Choctaw Nation and The Great Hunger

A sculpture of nine eagle feathers by Alex Pentek has been installed in Midleton, County Cork, to thank the Choctaw Indians for their …

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Added by Des Wade on July 24, 2015 at 6:00am — 11 Comments

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