Posted by: irishhungercomm | September 8, 2017

Death by Starvation – 3

Part 3                                        Irish Hunger Martyrs


See Cardinal Cullen’s Pastoral Letter on Proselytism. He mentions the slow MARTYRDOM suffered by the victims. { p. 425 }.

The hunger victims were offered food if they renounced their Catholic Faith. There were Religious Missions sent over from England to convert the starving Catholics. They refused the bribe and suffered starvation and death for their Catholic Faith. They also had to watch their children go through a slow starvation process in a daily state of agony.

Subjects : Proselytism at various locations in Ireland, Conditions in Co. Clare.


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  1. It is hard to believe that today in Ireland there is ignorance and lack of courage to bring the past in focus and relate the tragedy to todays starvation & hunger in the world. In order to go forward, you must go back.

  2. Great source data. Thank you Mike McCormack


  3. Clearly the result of a lot of tedious work. Great dedication to exposing the truths of this Government assisted tragedy.

  4. Our Holy Father Pope Francis spoke out in honor and support of the Armenian Martyrs when the Armenian Church canonized those Martyrs. Surely it would be appropriate, timely, and most welcome if Pope Francis were, at the very least to refer to the Irish Hunger Martyrs and make some comments as to the suffering and the death of so many in such a horrible way during the Irish Famine and Great Hunger of 1845 – 1852. Our Holy Father, I applaud the work you have done and continue to do, I admire the courage it is most obvious you have. Can you, during your upcoming visit to Ireland, search in your mind for a way to acknowledge the sacrifices and suffering so painfully endured by our ancestors on the very ground where you tread? Thank you and with respect… Michael Walshe

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