The last Invasion of Ireland

The French are in our Fairgreen -1798

Bliain na bhFrancach

Part 1

France was declared a republic in 1792 and Connaught was declared one in 1798. The United Ireland movement of the 1790’s was a non-sectarian movement and it was the diplomatic activity of Wolfe Tone that culminated in the French expeditions to Ireland. Continue reading

Famine and Deprivation

The threat of Blight and Famine was always prevalent

The Addergoole Fourteen emigrated from a part of Ireland that had experienced famine and deprivation through out the nineteenth century. Though popular history tends to concentrate on the monstrous effects of the Great Irish Famine it inadvertently diverts attention from the effects of the multitude of localized famines that affected communities similar to that found at Lahardane, The Titanic Village, and others throughout the island of Ireland. Continue reading