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‘Rather than die, the people submitted’

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The Great Famine of 1845 - 49 hit Achill Island particularly hard. Given the poor quality of its soil there was little or no alternative to the potato crop which failed throughout those years. Once the severity of the calamity became apparent, and that help from the government was begrudging and insufficient, there was a sensible coming together of Protestant and Catholic clergy to try to calm and feed the people.

‘Rather than die, the people submitted’

Week V

Six boys and the Achill Mission

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Week IV

Victims of a sectarian war

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Week III

‘There is no place outside Hell, that enrages the Almighty more…’

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Week II

‘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.

1798 - and why it still matters

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IN 1798 something remarkable happened in Ireland. Irish Catholics and Presbyterians put aside religious differences to unite in common cause over their grievances against British rule and its discriminations against them. Between May and October that year, they fought to establish an Irish Republic.

South Mayo - Community Diary

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Ardrahan Church Harvest Thanksgiving service

A Harvest Thanksgiving Service will be held at Ardrahan Church of Ireland on Thursday October 13 at 7.30pm.

Ruth Negga to attend Galway Film Fleadh 2016

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PREACHER, LOVE/HATE, and Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D star Ruth Negga is coming to the 28th Galway Film Fleadh in July, where she will give this year's Fleadh acting masterclass.

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