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‘A Shaking of the Dry Bones’ - Achill Island in the 1830s

On the eve of the Great Famine there was a terrible scandal in Kinvara, Co Galway. William Burke, who had served as a Catholic priest for 13 years, announced to his congregation that he was leaving the church and becoming Protestant. The people were so angry that about 2,000 pursued his carriage and hurled abuse at him. Two other clergymen and police protection were required to keep him safe.

Divine Mercy Sunday

Divine Mercy Ceremonies will take place on Sunday April 23 in Knock Shrine (12.45pm), Galway Cathedral (2pm), and Emmanuel House Clonfert (2pm).

More than eighty Galway girls emigrated on the ‘Earl Grey Scheme’

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Between 1848 and 1850 more than 4,000 adolescent female orphans emigrated from Irish workhouses to the Australian colonies arriving in Sydney, Melbourne, and Adelaide. Their emigration become known as the ‘Earl Grey Scheme’ after its principle architect, Earl Grey, Secretary of State for the Colonies at the time of the Great Famine, suggested the move, and organised its operation.

 

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