Tag: Irish

British Ruling Class Judges Sent Thousands of Its Convicts to America, Not Just Australia

The joke about Australia is that it was founded by a bunch of criminals. True enough, from 1788 until 1868, The English ruling caste did send roughly 164,000 convicts to the land down under. America’s dirty little secret? The same exact thing was happening in the United States. In fact, experts estimate that over 52,000 British prisoners were shipped off to colonial America.

My Four Green Fields

Four Green Fields is a 1967 folk poem and song by Irish musician Tommy Makem, described as a hallowed Irish leave-us-alone-with-our-beauty ballad. Of Makem’s many compositions, it has become the most familiar and is part of the common repertoire of Irish folk musicians.

The Loss of 21 Fishermen and a Miracle of One + Free Download Books

One of the fishermen feared dead when a Spanish fishing vessel sank off the Newfoundland coast earlier this week was the sole survivor of another maritime tragedy in Galway Bay over two decades ago. In October 2000, Ricardo Arias Garcia, a native of Marin in Spain, was plucked from the Skerd Rocks in outer Galway Bay by the Irish Coast Guard helicopter operating from Shannon.

THE PLUCK OF THE IRISH

It is a bit late to be celebrating Saint Patrick’s Day but such is the Irish presence on the world stage it seems every day is an occasion for an Irish celebration. Despite being one of the world’s smallest nations the Irish presence punches well above its weight.