Posted by: irishhungercomm | August 17, 2017

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Posted by: irishhungercomm | August 10, 2017

Irish Hunger Martyrs

MANY PEOPLE ARE AWARE OF THE GREAT HUNGER IN IRELAND
THAT CAUSED WIDESPREAD STARVATION FROM 1845-1852.
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HOWEVER, MANY PEOPLE DO NOT KNOW THAT, AT THE SAME TIME, IRISH FARMS WERE PRODUCING PLENTY OF OTHER FOODS INCLUDING CORN, WHEAT, BARLEY, AND BEEF.  THIS FOOD WAS CARTED AWAY, PAST THE STARVING MILLIONS, AND TAKEN TO ENGLAND.

SOME PROTESTANT CHURCH MISSIONS IN ENGLAND SOUGHT TO TAKE ADVANTAGE OF THE SITUATION BY TRYING TO “PROSELYTIZE” THE STARVING CATHOLICS.

THE STARVING VICTIMS WERE OFFERED FOOD IN RETURN FOR RENOUNCING THEIR CATHOLIC FAITH AND CONVERTING.  DURING THE FAMINE THERE WERE MORE THAN 125 MISSIONS IN IRELAND FOR THE PURPOSE OF CONVERTING CATHOLICS.

letter.jpg (80704 bytes)WE HAVE REQUESTED THAT THE VATICAN BEATIFY THE IRISH HUNGER MARTYRS WHO REFUSED FOOD AND EVENTUALLY STARVED TO DEATH IN SUPPORT OF THEIR FAITH.  OUR REQUEST IS BEING CONSIDERED BY THE CONGREGATION FOR THE CAUSES OF THE SAINTS AT THIS TIME.  CLICK ON THE LETTER TO THE LEFT TO VIEW THE LETTER WE RECEIVED CONFIRMING OUR REQUEST IS BEING CONSIDERED.

WE HAVE GATHERED MORE THAN 28,000 SIGNATURES IN SUPPORT OF THIS REQUEST.  WE HAVE FORWARDED THESE PETITIONS TO ROME.

WITH THIS WEB SITE, WE HOPE TO EDUCATE PEOPLE ABOUT THIS SYSTEMATIC EFFORT TO STARVE THE CATHOLICS INTO CONVERTING.  WE HOPE THAT, UPON SEEING THE DOCUMENTATION, YOU WILL ADD YOUR NAME TO OUR PETITION.

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Posted by: irishhungercomm | July 29, 2017

Please tell you friends

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Wath for some information from Bill Fahey who never rests in his quest for recognition of the Great Hunger Victims

Posted by: irishhungercomm | July 29, 2017

Hunger Grave Markers

 

This is worth repeating. If you know of any unmarked Great Hunger graves please give details in the comments section.

Check here to see what Michael Blanch and others are saying about the campaign to give every Irish Hunger Victim a grave marker.

https://m.facebook.com/bilcar31/posts/10206703411732578

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Posted by: irishhungercomm | July 23, 2017

Research

New research by Bill Fahey

Despite the fact that detailed knowledge of  the Great Hunger was not  widely discussed  for many generations there are people who have kept the research alive. Bill Fahey is one of theses people and he and others like him who insist that respect for the Victims, of the so called Famine, be ongoing. Bill adds to his research findings every time he visits Ireland and he is currently working on a campaign to place grave markers in places where unmarked graves are found. On a trip, last year, he made contact with historians in County Kerry. Permission is now being obtained to place grave markers in this part of Ireland

Another goal that Bill has worked on, with passion,  for several years is a campaign to recognize the Victims of the Great Hunger with beatifification. Thousands of signatures have been collected in support of this and they have been submitted to the Vatican. It would be marvelous if Pope Francis would complete this effort by saying “yes” to the plea of Bill and others during his visit to Ireland next year.

Bill Fahey will be sharing details of his ongoing research so watch these pages for more.

From: http://www.IrishCentral.com

August 2, 2016

Don’t miss this.

http://www.irishcentral.com/roots/history/Refugees-tales-unearthed-most-significant-research-Great-Hunger-dead.html?utm_source=Mailjet&utm_medium=Email&utm_campaign=Best%20of%20IrishCentral%20-%202016-Aug-2

Posted by: irishhungercomm | August 4, 2016

Hunger Grave Markers

Check here to see what Michael Blanch and others are saying about the campaign to give every Irish Hunger Victim a grave marker.

https://m.facebook.com/bilcar31/posts/10206703411732578

Posted by: irishhungercomm | October 22, 2015

First Great Hunger Grave Markers for New York Unmarked Graves

 

The first International Hunger marker was laid at Richmond Terrace, Staten Island, this summer.

Staten Island, New York, is the first US city to place grave markers at unmarked graves in memory of the thousands of Irish victims of the Great Hunger.

An idea conceived by the Committee for Commemoration of Irish Famine Victims (C.C.I.F.V.), the community activist group that successfully petitioned for an Irish National Famine Memorial Day in 2008, the International Hunger markers have been placed at unmarked grave sites throughout the world. Until summer 2015, however, they had not reached the States.

On achieving their goal of a national remembrance day a few years ago, the C.C.I.F.V turned their attention to goals that would unite all victims of the Irish Famine wherever their final resting place may be and so began the C.C.I.F.V Marker Project. The project aims to mark all unmarked famine graves wherever they are found – on the island of Ireland, its islands and any locations overseas – and act as an affordable and easy way to respectfully remember all unmarked famine grave sites.

The project began in the US six months ago when local group Friends of Abandoned Cemeteries of Staten Island (FACSI) were contacted by C.C.I.F.V. The first US marker was placed in Staten Island Cemetery on Richmond Terrace this summer, a burial site that offered free burial for children under 2 years of age.

READ MORE: Burying the Irish Famine dead in Staten Island (PHOTOS).

The marker was installed by FASCI, a not-profit organization whose mission it is to identify, restore, protect and beautify the abandoned, neglected or otherwise forgotten cemeteries, with the help of Summer Youth Employment Program workers.

During the years of the Great Irish Famine (1845-1858) tens of thousands of Irish immigrants came to New York harbor, many of whom were found with disease and perished. The Marine Hospital and Quarantine Station operated on Staten Island from 1799 until 1858, checking all those who came into New York harbor for signs of disease before being let ashore.

Summer Youth Employment Program workers helping to erect the marker at Richmond Terrace. Image: Lynn Rogers.

Summer Youth Employment Program workers helping to erect the marker at Richmond Terrace. Image: Lynn Rogers.

The hospital saw many casualties among the Irish who braved the perilous voyage across the Atlantic in search of safer shores and the medical center came to operate two cemeteries to cope with the mass of deaths among starving and weak Irish immigrants.

Those who died were buried on Staten Island. No death certificates were issued, no cemetery log kept, and gradually the burial sites disappeared from all further records.

The first marker is placed in Richmond Terrace to remember the many Irish buried in an unmarked, multiple burial site at the back of the cemetery. During the time of the famine, many fleeing hunger and poverty lived in the Irish shanty town that had developed in the direct area of the cemetery. The shanty was constructed as a result of Irish immigrant families that were confined on Staten Island due to the quarantine station

Already at the entrance to Richmond Terrace stand two statues that originally occupied the grotto in St. Vincent’s Hospital donated by the Sisters of Charity, “In Memory of the Children.”

“In Memory of the Children.”

On October 25, the next marker is to be placed at the existing Irish memorial in Silver Lake Golf Course in a ceremony also organized by FACSI. The Silver Lake Cemetery was the larger of the two cemeteries established by the Staten Island Hospital and Quarantine Station, a place where it is estimated that over 10,000 people were buried during the famine years.

READ MORE: How the world remembers the Irish Famine.

The thousands of victims will be remembered in a ceremony conducted by Assemblyman Michael Cusick while Msgr. James Dorney consecrates the cemetery grounds.

The Staten Island Markers are produced locally by Bill Fahey who has also provided markers for Baltimore and Boston although Staten Island is the first place where the marker has been inserted into the grave site.

The second grave marker will be placed at Silver Lake Golf Course at 1pm on Sunday October 25 at the existing Irish Memorial located beside the restaurant. The event is free and open to all.

There are further hopes to install a third famine grave marker at St. George Court House in Staten Island in May 2016.

Lynn Rogers
October 18 at 2:00pm

Great article in today’s Irish Central on the Irish Hunger markers. Next installation Sunday Oct. 25 at the largest of the NYC Quarantine Cemeteries:
http://www.irishcentral.com/roots/history/First-Great-Hunger-grave-markers-for-New-York-unmarked-graves.html
First Great Hunger grave markers for New York unmarked graves
http://www.irishcentral.com
Staten Island is the first US city to erect markers at unmarked famine graves.

Posted by: irishhungercomm | October 22, 2015

Installation of Irish Hunger Marker

Sunday, October 25 – 1 PM
Installation of Irish Hunger Marker & Blessing of the Grounds
Silver Lake Golf Course – at the existing Irish Memorial (by restaurant)
Free event – all welcomed

*The larger of the two Marine Hospital-Quarantine Cemeteries (1799-1858) is still intact under a portion of the Silver Lake Golf Course. Staten Island is the first US City to install the international Irish Hunger Marker. These markers are being placed at all Irish Famine unmarked grave sites throughout the world.

Lynn Rogers
Executive Director
Friends of Abandoned Cemeteries, Inc.
158 Myrtle Avenue, SI, N.Y. 10310
917-545-3309

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