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Great Famine 1845-52 vs Today’s Refugee Crisis????.

I was prompted to write about the great potato famine in Ireland because on FaceBook it has been compared to today’s refugee crisis. While there might be some similarities they are few and far between. Firstly, the starving Irish families … Continue reading

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A Bit of Irish History

A monument has been erected in Middleton, County Cork, Ireland as a symbol of appreciation and gratitude to the Choctaw Nation for the donations received during the Famine years in the mid 19th century. The Choctaw people have a history … Continue reading

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Happy Saint Patrick Day

The Blarney Stone – Myth or Legend? The Blarney stone has woven around itself a unique tradition of myth, legend and Romance. It is said that the secret of the holy stone was given to Cormac MacCarthy, King of Munster … Continue reading

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