Why is Irish history not taught in U.S. schools?
As today's US high school textbooks "largely ignore" the Great Hunger this Portland teacher questions what students are missing out on skipping over Irish America's rich history. “Wear green on St. Patrick’s Day or get pinched.” That pretty much sums up the Irish-American “curriculum” that I learned when I was...
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Bridge of Tears - Roadside stone Gaelic... © Joseph Mischyshyn
The Bridge of Tears is where emigrants departing to America and/or Canada parted with family members remaining in Ireland, perhaps never to see one another again, with the emigrants just beginning a long walk to get to the ships and... more
Rathmullan Co Donegal - Local Information 2021
This site is maintained locally in Rathmullan and keeps you updated with news about upcoming events, ferry timetable, advice on the best holiday homes, places to eat and tips to help you plan your family holiday.
Irish Children Transported to Australia as Convicts
Irish women and children were transported as convicts to Tasmania in Australia as punishment for small crimes. Australian convict transportation on the John Calvin ship in 1848. Learn their story here.
Teeth of Irish famine victims reveal scientific markers for starvation
Changes in nitrogen and carbon previously thought to indicate a rich diet are in fact evidence of body tissue breaking down and being recycled, study shows
The Irish Potato Famine, the Great Hunger, genocide - what should we call it? | IrishCentral.com
Potato blight played a role, but there was much more at play in Ireland’s Great Hunger of 1845 – 1852. What should it be called?
National Famine Memorial,... © P L Chadwick cc-by-sa/2.0
Photographed late on a September afternoon, when the rain was pelting down. Not ideal weather, but in some ways the gloom and the rain seemed appropriate for this monument to one of the worst of many bad periods in Ireland's... more
Bones of Children Found on Canadian Beach Reveal Tragedy of Irish Famine
Bones belonging to children have been discovered on a beach in Canada, their condition underscoring the desperate circumstances many Irish people fled during the Irish Hunger of the 1840s.The bones fo