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Elizabeth Sharkey, Domestic Abuse Refuser

Elizabeth Sharkey, Domestic Abuse Refuser

The seventh in Tinteán‘s Famine Orphan Girls Series by a descendant, Chrissy Fletcher.   Elizabeth Sharkey is my grandmother’s grandmother, through an all-female line. I like to imagine this line as a fine gold thread coming from my heart and connecting me from mother to mother, spanning the oceans and the centuries back to a … Continue reading

Famine Amnesia

Famine Amnesia

By Frank O’Shea The word ‘amnesia’ was heard several times at the Famine round table in the Williamstown Town Hall on October 28. It was used to describe the way that Ireland seemed to have forgotten about the Great Famine of 1845-51 until it was brought to public discourse following the publication of Cecil Woodham-Smith’s … Continue reading