I discovered this article about the Potato Orphans. Its a story about young girls orphaned during the Famine and sent as wives or maids to Australia. 


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Comment by Gerry Regan on June 4, 2015 at 8:11am

Thanks for sharing this, Catherine. How did the Famine impact your ancestors? Have you unearthed any specifics?

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Comment by That's Just How It Was on January 24, 2016 at 7:17am

Hello Catherine .... I wrote a book based on my Grand. mothers life .. called .. That's Just How It Was.. It is a very personal story about my grandmother's life , trying to incorporate all aspects of her life,,,, walking her through the peripheral of Irish history,as truthfully as I could remember her telling us grandchildren her story...It is a story not and not a polished writer--  

As a child I had not the wherewithal to understand or even comprehend  the terrible , awfulness of her life.. but when I started researching it all.......... there it was all.. laid out bare for me... It was only when I was reading this awfulness and the dreadful, atrocious that people were forced to live in ... that my heart ached for her and I wanted to bring her back and love her, hug her and look after her. Much. much . too late................. But at least it is there for my grand children, if they ever want to know where they come from ...  See my video below . .

Youtube: http://youtu.be/oT0oOa0jx28



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