How did an anti-Mason Protestant Abolitionist, temperance advocate and vegetarian from Vermont (USA) become a first hand witness of the Great Famine and a practical advocate for famine relief?
Thousands of Irish left the country in ships carrying with them all they owned, including the Irish language
Ireland is set to recognize the extraordinary charity shown to its people by a Native American tribe during the country’s 19th-century famine.
The aim, once they have collated all the descendants, is to reconnect them with their ancestors in Ireland.
Ambassador Breandán took an inclusive and humanist approach, linking the sufferings of the victims of the Irish Famine with those of people displaced today.
You get to love too his elegant turn of phrase, understatement providing more eloquence than a rattle of words.
Arrival of Irish Famine Orphan Girls in Melbourne
I don’t expect to read much better for a long time.