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Well done, Paula!!!
I think an exhibit in one of the Workhouses would be moving.
wonderful presentation Derek (Grandma)
How hard is it transporting so many glass potatos
Very creative exhibition and I look forward to seeing it at the Museum of County Life in Castlebar
I like the focus on the potato which make the monument also transnational, for the potato blight badly affected Scotland and Flanders/the Netherlands.
Workhouse in Portumna ideal
Great question, Tom. I was wondering the same.
Jason Can you mute all except speakeras I am hearing a person on the phone
That was an amazing introduction to the work, Paula. Thanks a million!
Fantastic presentation Paula! I hope to see it on it’s journey☘️
So proud, wonderful work Paula, well done
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Well done Paula. Wonderful presentation. Very moving. Looking forward to seeing it in Tyrone. a big thanks to you and all concerned in today’s event. Great to have this kind of experience.
Speaking far too fast Padraig.
Was it only the Choctaws?
I was interested in why the perception was different between Highlanders and the Irish b
thanks Chellle,Padraig,Christine. 3 way conversation was a Splended method of communicating your expertise/knowledge.
Wonderful discussion. As to Michelle's comment about Scotch Irish wanting to develop a separate identity from the Catholic Irish, there is one exception to this in the Charitable Irish Society of Boston's history. Founded by Presbyteriam Ulster men in 1737, they later welcomed Catholics who came in increasing numbers in the first decades of the 1800s. They saw a common identity as Irishmen and not only cooperated together in the American Revolution, but also in providing relief together in the 1840s.
For anyone visiting County Cork, visit the Choctaw memorial in Midleton. It is beautiful.
Will this be available afterward in replay? I missed the beginning (time difference in NYC)\
Thanks Chellle,Padraig,Christine. That was a wonderful discussion.
Thank you all very interesting
Thank you to all.
Fantastic paper, Mark (as always)!
Great information Mark. Thank you.
how many more agents were like him. He sounds like a control freak.
Sincere thanks, Mark. Wonderful!
Thank you Mark for this wonderful nuanced account of the emigration scheme. I was particularly interested in the difference of opinion you have discovered between the Major and John Ross in the NLI letters. It seems that JRM's view prevailed - it would be interesting to match the Major's decisions with the ongoing potato failures and famine between 1846 and 1847- ie what was happening in March 1847 to convince him to go with JRM's plan
Wonderful paper Mark. Tough act to follow
Insightful, nuanced perspectives. Thank you. How can someone determine whether one can identify whether known late 1840s emigrants (Gannons and Hanlys) from Strokestown area were part of Mahon tenants?
Thanks Mark. Again the more we look the more we find. It is not all black and white as we were led to believe.
assume that the wall was part of the public works?
Lynn there were definitely a number of Hanly Families in our Missing 1,490. Mark has a database and a number of criteria he applies to work out if Families are a match. Can you forward any details you have please.
In response to Lynn: There are the "widow Gannon from Cregga Plunkett Quarter, John Gannon from Ballyhubert, Edward Hanly and Phelim Hamlyfrom Cregga House Division, Thomas Hanly from Goortoose Holmes, Thady Hanly from Kilgraffy, and Pat Hanly from Tooreen,
Go raibh agaibh go léir. Looking forward to hearing a rebroadcast.
In response to Pauline: As I mentioned the research is still ongoing but, to date, the evidence suggests that the Famine wall was a private undertaking in its initial phases. There is evidence that the wall was started in the early 1840s before the outbreak of the Famine and that additional workers were added for relief. It certainly may have formed part of a public works scheme as the crisis continued but before 1846, to the best of our knowledge, it was a private relief scheme.
So is this similar to the runrig system seen in the Highlands?
Okay, wado- thank you.
I enjoyed these a lot. Very helpful seeing these different people.
Three fantastic presentations.
Thank you for all--nuanced, to say the least! I appreciate the opportunity to access these presentations at 1000s of miles distant!
It is a n Irish day here in New England, cold, rainy and windy.
When will the 4th Famine walk be held?
Is the Education Pack available to those of us in the U.S. who can’t travel to walk the trail? How might we get it?
The Education Pack will be free and downloadable, but is not available yet.
How long did it take you to develop all of these materials?
That video is available in its entirety on the app?
How many of the families do you have sufficient information about to create the shoe stories?
Lynn: About 161, but details for about 50.
If you email me at firstname.lastname@example.org I will forward you a copy of the Education Pack Jan or anyone else who would like it.
Thank you, Carolin. I will email. Many thanks.
That's great - would love to see it, Caroilyn!
Fantastic. Thank you.
Note there is no e at the end of my first name in the email - common error people do……
The Shoe Story Video in it’s entirety is available on the National Famine Way Website under the Shoe Story tab.
The Shoe Story video url: https://youtu.be/XCir6Smn194
Sophie - intense work throughout the pandemic - very full on. It would have taken double the time without lockdown !
So the bronze shoe sculptures, the guide, the audio app, all of this was done in a year and a bit? How big was the team?
Is that book available to read Marit?
Marguerite - the Trail can be done at anytime but I am planning on doing it the last two weeks in June.
Fantastic work to all involved in this great project since the first walk.
Daniel's story by Marita Conlon-McKenna can be read in instalments (one per link) here: https://nationalfamineway.ie/shoe-stories/
I hope y'all don't mind me putting this here for US viewers. This is the author page for Marita:https://www.amazon.com/Marita-Conlon-McKenna/e/B001ITXMIE/ref=dp_byline_cont_pop_book_1
Marita--did you try to capture mid-19th century language in Daniel's story? Would he likely have spoken Irish?
Maeita said she is not a walker but did a walk from the Rathdown Union Workhouse to Killiney Hill back in 1992
I posed that question to Ciaran Reilly in connection with the musical I'm writing about the Strokestown story. His perspective after reviewing thousands of Strokestown petitions was that Irish was not spoken on the estate at the time.
The fact that the petitions were written in English does not mean that the people did not speak Irish. In many places people would have been illiterate in Irish but it may well have been their daily languagw
Do you stay overnight in different villages?
I still look after that graveyard
Thank you for this informative presentation!
Thanks so much and congratulations of the amazing amount of work you have done.