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Column: The Down Survey of Eire | The Global Today

Between in the present day and Wednesday, my family tree column, Roots to the Previous, is offered within the following Atlantic Canada newspapers:

Saturday: The Citizen (Amherst)

Saturday: Instances & Transcript (Moncton)

Wednesday: The Lunenburg County Progress Bulletin (Lunenburg County)

Title: The Down Survey of Eire

Eire has seen drastic adjustments over the centuries, and its folks have suffered nice hardships. The various who arrived in Canada in the course of the Nice Famine (1845-1852) can attest to that. As a baby, I recall seeing the preventing between the Catholics and Protestants on the night information and was dumbfounded by the battle. Individuals didn’t need to die as a result of they held totally different beliefs.

Deep down, I believed there needed to be one thing extra critical than faith that divided the Irish folks. In any case, I lived in a group with households of assorted religions, and we didn’t hate our neighbours.

Digging deeper into Irish historical past uncovered dastardly deeds perpetrated in opposition to the Irish by invading armies. A type of was the re-conquering of Eire by the English.

The Irish Rebel of 1641 put most of Eire underneath the management of the Irish Catholic Confederation. To counter, in 1649 the English Parliament put Oliver Cromwell answerable for the invading military. These in Eire nonetheless loyal to England joined Cromwell’s pressure or aided his aim of reclaiming Eire.

. . . To learn extra, choose up one of many above famous newspapers.

Completely satisfied New Years!

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