'An tOcras Mór' The Great Hunger.

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SWIFTY


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Irish 100% ,

Mother Donegal -

Grandparents - Donegal & Mayo -  

Great Grandparents  Mayo {Caught up in the "Famine"}

Father West Belfast -  Grand parents West Belfast & Antrim - Great Grandparents Antrim




 Don"t judge me on your ignorance , The simplest way the uneducated can react is to give me a tabloid headline label without them even understanding what they have called me

 


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17 Comments

Reply Kristine
10:07 PM on November 12, 2010 
Thank you, that is too kind, but only if you plan on doing a batch. Please don't go out of your way. Thanx!
Reply Sean O'Donoghue
4:48 PM on June 8, 2010 
Looking for O'Donoghue's from wexford 1850's
Reply Sandy T.
9:51 AM on June 4, 2010 
I have been hacked! I don't know what to do! I contacted Western Union to advise them, my Face Book and Yahoo accounts have been shut down, and all my contacts got this bogus email asking for money. This is horrible! i wonder if it had anything to do with that Joanne Finnegan and her bunch?
Any advice here? This has never happened to me before.

Sandy T.
Reply Florence Bliss
5:14 PM on May 3, 2010 
She was indeed wise but her comments at the time were more directed at getting through to a few of my ignorant english associates.. ( friends of my boyfriend at the time) I guess it takes someone really ignorant to call a whole race stupid and thick when, as it happened the lad who made the comments was everything he was calling the Irish and more!!
The famines made a huge impression on me but Cromwells atrocities made the biggest impact . Probably because I couldnt imagine how he could murder in excess of 100,00 Irish with the primitive weapons of his time... He was the Hitler of his century, but in England he is still regarded as a great person because his atrocities are only documented in Irish history books!!!! One day Im going to do something about that , but not now as I in no way want to take the focus off the amazing work you are doing x
Reply Florence Bliss
6:01 PM on May 2, 2010 
Thankyou for the compliment .. believe it or not I was named after my mother and great aunt(Irish) I was the only child without an Irish name!
I would be happy to contribute when needed, My mother brought me up to believe that I didnt have the right to comment on important stuff such as this unless I had both sides of the story and made me read The history of Ireland written by the Irish. She was of course absolutely right and I learnt such a lot along the way! x
Reply Florence Bliss
1:12 PM on May 2, 2010 
Thankyou for the welcome!
Irish history fastinates me as all my family are 1st generation Irish and I grew up in Scotland with many trips 'home' All of my family are very pro-Irish and I ws brought up on the truth as passed down through the generations. Im so pleased this is coming to the fore now as atrocities ke this should not be buried! Thankyou for letting me join. Florence
Reply Warprunner
11:41 AM on April 15, 2010 
Fly out tonight for it. Today is wash, studying for what they might ask, the study somemore. It is 3 hours of interviews...someties with one and other times maybe 10 people. It's going to be harsh man.
Reply ghostwolf
4:49 PM on April 14, 2010 
thank you for having me. glad to be here.
Reply John
7:59 AM on April 9, 2010 
Thanks

Parents: Mom - Swinford County Mayo
Dad -Scottstown County Monaghan
Reply rgracerm
5:10 PM on April 8, 2010 
Thanks Swifty, my grandma and grampa did well here and had 5 more children, although one other one died due to a fire(she stood too close to the fire place and her dress caught fire and she died) however, they devoted alot of their lives to a Christian Missionary and went to Africa to do a lot of God's work. My Grandpa workd in the steele business in PA and they both died in their 90's. Never drinking, smoking. Good folks. My Grampa was from Scotland. So I am half Irish and half Scottish. Peace, Robyn
Reply rgracerm
12:05 PM on April 8, 2010 
Thanks Swifty for the welcome. My Grandmother came to the US from Ireland. Her name was Minnie Fox. She came over on a boat to Ellis Iland with two children, one of which died. She had $2.00 with her.
Reply John
8:03 AM on April 8, 2010 
It might take me a while to get use to this site and navigate it properly.
Reply Dynamic
5:02 AM on April 8, 2010 
Hello Swifty and Kevin,

thanks a million for your warm welcome, I am not so able in managing myself inside forums, but I will put all my efforts to help the cause...

I have been living in Belfast for more than 4 years and that experience taught me a lot, especially about the fact the on Irish history quite nobody knows the real truth.

I am here to give my contributions
Reply Coney Eye
9:43 AM on April 4, 2010 
Nisei-
Parents Mayo, Sligo
Reply John
8:44 AM on April 3, 2010 
Has anyone read "Paddy's Lament" by Thomas Gallagher?
Reply MindyMc
3:59 PM on April 2, 2010 
Thank you ;)

And thank you for creating such an informative site!
Reply AngryKitty
8:23 AM on March 31, 2010 
Thank you for the welcome, I am very happy to be here.