With many thanks to: Seamus Meenan – Erin’s History – Irish History. – https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100006116973316
With many thanks to: Seamus Meenan – Erin’s History – Irish History. – https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100006116973316
the “Irish Potato Famine” which killed over five million people
was not a famine but a deliberate British policy of starvation similar to the Holomodor in the Ukraine in 1932-33.
“The truth is startling, 67 out of 130 regiments of Britain’s Empire army were in Ireland in this period (100,000 at any one time). The troops were not on a humanitarian mission. Their job was to remove food by force.”
by Richard Merriman
History is a big lie told by the victors. The illuminati have almost perfected rewriting history to suit their own agenda.
I grew up thinking that the Irish famine was a natural catastrophe caused by crop failure; the Irish were guilty of only cultivating only one crop– potatoes.
While Chris Fogarty was researching the biography of his paternal grandfather at the National Archives, he uncovered a policy of genocide . The truth is startling: 67 out of 130 regiments of Britain’s Empire army were in Ireland during this period (100,000 at any one time). The troops were not on a humanitarian mission. Their job was to remove food by force.
The nation starved as its food was confiscated, 40-70 shiploads a day were removed at gunpoint assisted by British constables, militia and troops. They seized tens of millions head of livestock, tens of millions of tons flour, grains and poultry. These vast quantities were more than enough to feed 18 million people.
The first lie was that the famine was due to the failure of the potato crop. When the quantity of exported Irish foodstuffs could no longer be concealed, the second lie was that the rich Irish were starving the poor Irish. G.B. Shaw wrote in Man and Superman 1897:
“The Famine? No, the Starvation. When a country is full of food and exporting it, there can be no Famine.”‘
In The Great Hunger (1962,) British Historian Woodham Smith identified 13 of the food removal regiments. She became a pariah in British and Irish academia for the next 30 years.
Academic historians maintain the lie that only one crop was cultivated, covering up the food removals and exportation to England. British and Irish academia won’t approach the truth, and anyone bringing the genocide out in the open is smeared as a “republican” (implying a terrorist.)
Former Irish President Mary Robinson referred to the genocide as “Ireland’s largest natural disaster.” In 2005, British Prime Minister Tony Blair said, “Britain stood by while the Irish starved to death”, but did not acknowledge role of the British Army in forced food confiscations.
The consequence of publishing the truth can be severe. Chris Fogarty has been raided several times and charged by the FBI. He was told unofficially that British intelligence were involved. The charges were later proven to be fabricated and dropped.
THE HUMAN TOLL AND MOTIVE
The 5.2 million death figure cited by Chris is higher than the official figures which only posit a 2M drop from 1841-51 due to natural famine and emigration. He believes the 1841 census underestimates the real population of over 12M. He calculates a total population reduction of about 6 million with about 1 million emigrating.
The genocide was a deliberate attempt to exterminate the Irish people and their cultural and national identity. Queen Victoria’s economist, Nassau Senior, voiced his fear that existing policies “will not kill more than one million Irish in 1848 and that will scarcely be enough to do much good.” The Times leader in 1848 wrote “A Celt will soon be as rare on the banks of the Shannon as the red man on the banks of Manhattan.”
During the “famine” years, Irish foodstuff received high prices on the agricultural and commodity markets of the world. The British Empire covered half the globe; why else would it keep half its armies in Ireland at great expense?
The Irish were an obstacle to Britain’s world power. They were Celtic, Catholic with their own rich culture and traditions, namely strong: National identity, Family, Culture and Christian faith. The Irish have a strong Celtic consciousness giving the people the ability to think critically, morally and be self-sufficient and it’s in our DNA cultural Marxism cannot extinguish it.
Ireland like many European nations is undergoing the genocide by cultural Marxism, mass immigration of third worlders, minority rights of LGBT, feminists to undermine marriage, gender leading to moral collapse.
The Irish government minister Alan Shatter left, a Zionist Jew, accuses the people of not being sufficiently attentive to the Jewish Holocaust. The propaganda project is failing to mass indoctrinate the Irish.
Charity starts at home and our first duty is to be attentive to our own people’s national tragedies before concentrating on another peoples. Shoahism has no place in Irish cultural life, as the nation and its people had no involvement in this event, so have no guilt or responsibility whatsoever.
First Comment from Andrew:
The oligarchs who ruled Britain during the Irish Genocide 1845-1852 perfected starvation genocide in India. They ruled through The British East India Company (BEIC) for 200 years . The 5 million starved in Ireland pales in comparison to the 50,000,000 starved in India during BEIC rule. Wiki provides Timeline of major famines in India during British rule.
The British historical alibi sounds almost as bad as the truth. “It was caused due to the widespread forced cultivation of opium (forced upon local farmers by the BEIC as part of its strategy to export it to China) in place of local food crops, resulting in a shortage of grain for local people in Bengal.”
The BEIC ” forced Indian farmers to plant indigo instead of rice, as well as forbidding the “hoarding” of rice. This prevented traders and dealers from laying in reserves that in other times would have tided the population over lean periods.”
It would have been impossible to order British soldiers or BEIC forces to execute millions of Bengalis or Irishmen, so they forcefully removed food and let starvation and disease do the dirty work for them. Famine sounds so much better than genocide back in Britain and America.
The same starvation policy eradicated 45 million in China after WW II.
“The famine that killed up to 45 million people remains a taboo subject in China 50 years on. Author Yang Jisheng is determined to change that with his book, Tombstone.”
The starvation in the South after the US Civil War is another example. How the end of slavery led to starvation and death for millions of black Americans.
The last sentence of the article Irish Genocide points out how the Holocaust is always used to distract from the crimes of the British and Americans. James Bacque’s book, Other Losses explains how US and Allied Forces starved 700,000 German soldiers in open detention camps after they surrendered.
Then we starved another 5,000,000 German civilians in post WW II Germany. If we put Other Losses beside Julius Epstein’s Operation Keelhaul,The Story of Forced Repatriation (1973) a very disturbing pattern slaps us in the face.
Epstein’s book explains how America returned hundreds of thousands of anti-communists fleeing the Iron Curtain. American forces returned these people after the beginning of the Cold War. MANY RETURNED ANTI-COMMUNISTS WERE HUNG in the presences of American soldiers.
You won’t find any of that in history books in the UK or USA either.
With many thanks to: Erin’s History – Irish History.
Born in 1877 known to have cures for many ailments. For infants suffering with bowel problems Nan prescribed sacred well water mixed with burnt turf dust, which was then fed to the child. Babies born prematurely were hung in a fishing net over a basin of hot warm water, as this was said to replicate the womb, providing the greatest comfort to the child. Nan died in 1952. (info via the Galway City Museum, photo: The Albert Kahn Collection )
With many thanks to: Thomas Sheridan – All that is Irish past and present.
Sean Hogan was born in 1901 and educated in his local national school in Co. Tipperary and as a teenager he became a leader of the Third Tipperary Brigade of the IRA. He and Dan Breen, Sean Treacy and Seamus Robinson would become the “Big Four” and became among the most wanted and most famous and the most feared of the fugitive IRA gunmen during the War of Independence.
Hogan, Breen, Treacy, Robinson and others took part in the ambush at Soloheadbeg on 21st January 1919 in which two RIC constables, James McDonnell and Patrick O’Connell, both of whom were Roman Catholics, sympathetic to Home Rule and Irish freedom but unfortunately wearing the uniforms of the Crown. According to some accounts the IRA set out to kill them in order to kick start the independence struggle but according to Breen, the two constables raised their guns giving the IRA no choice but to shoot them down. Whatever really happened two RIC lay dead and the explosives they were guarding fell into the hands of the IRA.
Before the arrival of the Black and Tans and Auxilliaries to Ireland and the beginning of indiscriminate terror against the Irish people, the killings at Soloheadbeg were reviled by most Irish nationalists, the Catholic Church and Irish newspapers. Hogan and his comrades were often forced to live rough and in sheds and remote locations because few members of Sinn Féin and the Irish Volunteers wished to be associated with them as the RIC, mostly Irish born, was still widely respected.
On May 12th 1919, Hogan was captured at Meagher’s of Annfield and taken to Thurles RIC station where he was held overnight. In the morning he was put aboard the train for Cork accompanied by armed RIC constables. His comrades were determined to rescue him as he was certain to hang.
One group of IRA men boarded the train at Emly and made sure that Hogan was aboard. When the train pulled into Knocklong the rescue operation sprang into action. Sean Treacy entered the carriage where Hogan was held prisoner and drew his revolver. One of the RIC used Hogan as a shield but was shot dead. A fierce hand to hand struggle and gunfight ensued. Another constable was shot and killed and the others were wounded. Treacy and Breen were also hit but not killed. The band of IRA escaped with Hogan and took refuge in a local Catholic priest’s house where they were looked after by his housekeeper, Mary O’Reilly, a member of Cumman na mBan. Two of the rescuers were later arrested, convicted of murder and were hanged in Mountjoy.
Hogan went on the run again and commanded his flying column in Tipperary and also fought in Kilkenny and Dublin where he took part in the ill-fated ambush on Lord French in which an IRA man was killed and numerous other attacks. Two members of his column were members of the Tipperary Football team and one of them Michael Hogan, was killed along with 13 others at Croke Park on Bloody Sunday.
Hogan refused to take sides in the Civil War and returned to his farm in Tipperary. He later moved to Dublin, married and had one child. However he later fell on hard times and lived in a tenement in North Great George’s Street, Dublin. He became disillusioned with the Ireland he had fought and sacrificed so much for and died in poverty in 1968. His body was buried in Tipperary Town
With many thanks to: Irish History folklore Traditions Customs discussion group.
The Druids were an ancient order of Celtic priests in the societies of Western Europe, Britain and Ireland. The Celtic Druids served their communities by combining the duties of seer, priest, poet, philosopher, historian, scholar, teacher, doctor, astronomer and astrologer.
The Celts had developed a highly sophisticated religious system, with three divisions of men who were held in exceptional honor; the lowest division were called the Ovates, the second division were called the Bards and then the Druids. The ovates were the healers and seers; the bards memorised the songs, poems, and stories of the tribe (historians); while the druids taught moral philosophy and were experts in the workings of natural science.
The Celtic Druids were advisers to the rulers of that time, acted as judges in the event of disputes, supervised executions and even controlled the legal system. They were held in such respect that if they intervened between two armies they could stop the battle. The Druid priests and priestesses acted as mediums through which the spirits could be summoned and heard, with rituals throughout the history of the Celtic Druids being enacted in sacred groves of oak trees and circles of standing stones
The first surviving and fullest account of the druids and their religion is that given by Julius Caesar in his Commentarii de Bello Gallico, book VI, written in Gaul in 59-51 BC. Overall, not much can be said of the druids with assurance as the sources of information about them is limited. However they continued to feature prominently in later sources of Irish myth and literature. Thus, the history of the Celtic Druids presents many obscurities and our main literary sources date back to the 2nd century BC with Pliny and The Commentaries of Caeser.
“The principal point of their doctrine”, Caesar wrote, “is that the soul does not die and that after death it passes from one body into another.”
“With regard to their actual course of studies, the main object of all education is, in their opinion, to imbue their scholars with a firm belief in the indestructibility of the human soul, which, according to their belief, merely passes at death from one tenement to another; for by such doctrine alone, they say, which robs death of all its terrors, can the highest form of human courage be developed. Subsidiary to the teachings of this main principle, they hold various lectures and discussions on astronomy, on the extent and geographical distribution of the globe, on the different branches of natural philosophy, and on many problems connected with religion”. -Julius Cesar, “De Bello Gallico”, VI, 13
After the first century BC the continental druids disappeared entirely and were referred to only on very rare occasions. However, there is some evidence that the druids of Ireland survived into the mid- to late-seventh century. In the De Mirabilibus Sacrae Scripturae of Augustinus Hibernicus, there is mention of local magi who teach a doctrine of reincarnation in the form of birds.
During the first millennium, Celtic and Druid spirituality was preserved by the Christian clerics who performed the valuable service of recording many of the stories and myths by which the oral teachings of the Druids were conveyed. People who think that Druidry was destroyed with the coming of Christianity fail to understand the resilience of spiritual teachings when they are encoded in myths and stories: and it is thanks to the clerics’ recording of these tales that we can be inspired by them today. St Patrick also recorded all of the old Druid laws in Ireland – providing us with invaluable information on the ethics and social structure of Celtic Druid culture.
A Druid’s Circle is a popular name for circles of standing stones such as Stonehenge, which is the most famous example. These are also known as the “Temples of the Druids”. Great mounds of earth were also built where the practice of seeking rebirth within the Earth was performed (in which initiates would sit in darkness awaiting the time of their rebirth). The best example of this is found at New Grange in Ireland, where a shaft is oriented to the Winter Solstice sunrise, so that the dawn rays can bathe the initiate in sunlight after his or her vigil through the night.
Irish Astrology is about bringing awareness of the Celtic Symbols used in the Druid belief system. They were used as early as the Vedic, Greek, or Roman systems.
With many thanks: by Thomas O Donovan and Frank Soul – Irish History Folklore Traditions Customs discussion group.
Above: Old Belfast Castle 1870.
In 1611, the Castle of Belfast was built upon the site of the former Castle. It was surrounded with spacious gardens which extended from the river along to Cromac Woods and near Stranmillis. It is curious to read of hunting, hawking and other sports in the woods and meadows where now we have long streets of houses. The gardens, shady walks, orchards, bowling greens and cherry gardens are all gone, and nothing remains of the fish ponds. The stately palace, once the centre of hospitality and culture, is now only a memory. King William was received here in 1690. He admired the Castle and all its pleasure grounds and the beautiful gardens so much that he remained on a visit for five days. He received an address from the citizens and issued a proclamation “given at our Court at Belfast.” No other King ever visited Belfast again until the late King Edward VII. in 1903. The third Earl of Donegall was a soldier of great eminence and distinguished himself throughout the Spanish war. He was unfortunately killed abroad, at the age of forty years. Two years later, in 1708, the Castle was burned to the ground, three of Lady Donegall’s daughters were burnt to death, and two servants also perished. The Castle was never rebuilt, and the Marquis of Donegall lived for a time in Donegall House at the corner of Donegall Place.
Ormeau was also one of the residences, and it was there that the second Marquis died in 1844. He had also lived at Annadale. Nothing now remains of the old Castle except the names which mark where the strong, stately edifice once stood. It filled Castle Place, the principal entrance was where Castle Market is now, and the old courtyard had an entrance from Castle Lane. The bowling green extended from Church Lane to Corn Market, and what is now Ann Street was called the “Back of the Green.” It was named not for Queen Anne, but for Anne, Lady Donegall. Lord Donegall’s pleasure-boat was moored where Arthur Square is now. The open river of the Blackstaff flowed through Police Square into Hanover Dock, and May’s Dock was called for Sir Edward May, who was the brother of Lady Donegall, and so we get May Street and Great Edward Street. Sir Edward May reclaimed the land to form May’s Dock from the original bed of the river and the high water line was where Great Edward Street now continues into Cromac Street. The remains of the old toll house are still in existence between the corner of Great Edward Street and the new wall of the present market at the end of Chichester Street.
With many thanks to: Ulster Clans Genealogy.
The Roman style of its architecture indicates the period of its erection in the reign of James the First, when the gothic or pointed style was laid aside. It was originally entered by a draw-bridge. A tradition goes concerning the archway, that it will stand until a wise man become a member of the corporation. The satirical nature of the old saying, has perhaps caused it to be repeated and remembered, and either tends to prove, that the Carrickfergussians have very high ideas of the standard of wisdom, and that though certainly no fools, they have modesty enough to shrink from the assumption of positive wisdom–or that perhaps, like other Irishmen, they give appellations by contraries, as we have heard a man in another district notorious for his sagacity, universally called “Paddy the fool.” Be this as it may, the old arch still stands; proving, no doubt, that none of the present corporation are in any danger of being submitted to the usual ordeal of those counted as dealing in witchcraft and the black art. This train of thought leads us, as we have formerly noticed the political history of this town, to give an account, as occurring here, of the last trial for witchcraft that took place in Ireland, which is reported as follows by Mr. M’Skimin, the excellent and accurate historian of his native town.
With many thanks to: Ulster Clans of Ireland.