1852 brought forth a remarkably vindictive climax to Irish Orphan vilification
That Trench was one of those responsible for the Famine exodus cannot be entirely excused by the fact that his motives were good, and that he felt this was a better solution than the humiliation of the workhouse and the cruelty of road-making.
Mary and Catherine Cunningham, along with the other Workhouse girls from Mountbellew, did not deserve to be forgotten.
We are aware that there are many people within our community who go beyond the call of duty, giving freely of their time and energy, to ensure that Irish culture continues to flourish.
Beside such extreme acts of violence, ordinary life was of course lived ordinarily, decently, by scores of citizens. The vast majority of people wanted no truck with the killing.
The Clan Chieftain is visiting Australia for the event.
All these events are indicative of the huge breadth of work that the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade is engaged in to support Irish communities worldwide.
In the nineteenth century, job advertisements that specified that Irish should not apply were frequent enough in United States and England for songs, plays and jokes to be made about them.
‘A Taste of Ireland – The Christmas Spectacular’, is Ireland’s most vivid portrayal from the Celtic heart.
To find a convict ancestor is no longer a matter of shame but can be cause for reflection and indeed celebration.