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    My Irish Pride

    I have placed this here to remember our Irish ancestors, and their contribution to this city. It is here only to respect them, and the heritage we have in this city, not to have a go at any other groups. I placed it here as nothing much is on this forum to the Irish. Now have a Guinness and enjoy


    Like most, my Irish ancestors had to fight terrible poverty and appalling housing conditions. My Great Great Grandparents Michael and Margaret Cain, both died within hours of each other of bronchitis, on Christmas eve 1874. Having no money they where buried in paupers graves at Ford cemetery, but at least the records show they where buried together in the same grave. A lot of my Irish ancestors would follow the same path of pauper burial. Today all I have to remember them by, is a field in Ford cemetery. Once a year I place flowers in the center of the field, before moving them to the No Name memorial. A small token of remembrance for my kin.

    As well as hardship, they had to face the wrath of people who thought them Scum, adding insult to their despair. Yet by sticking together they found strength, a bond that brought them hope and helped them to carry on. They formed their own communities, involved other immigrant groups, and lived together side by side. They worked the factories and docks or peddled their goods, sang songs of the homeland, and danced to fine music. Against all odds they rose and spread into the city, they survived, because of their strength I am here today, proud to have their blood running through my veins, their knowledge in my thoughts, their love in my heart.

    To the present day my family still travels to and fro from Liverpool to Ireland, visiting relatives. Flying is far more easy than our ancestors sea voyage. The first time I set foot in Ireland I felt that I belong, It is my history, and my ancestors homeland. In June of this year another influx of Irish will arrive, this time for my wedding, and the pubs will take a belting. Happy days for happy people.


    Mersey reporter http://www.merseyreporter.com/histor...igration.shtml


    BBC legacies http://www.bbc.co.uk/legacies/immig_...rticle_1.shtml

    Liverpool Remembers http://findarticles.com/p/articles/m...11/ai_30151745

    Liverpool and the great hunger http://www.irishholocaust.org/liverpoolandthegreat

    BBC http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/england/2852029.stm

    St Michaels Irish Centre http://www.stmichaelsirishcentre.org/

    The great hunger potato famine http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Irish_Potato_Famine

    ICLiverpool plans to resurrect the Irish Centre http://icliverpool.icnetwork.co.uk/0...name_page.html



    The Catholic cathedral is nicknamed Paddy's Wigwam.

    We have so many Irish pubs.

    We have an Irish festival.

    The St Patrick's day march along Scottie and Vauxhall road is back, the flags where flying high and looking great.

    many Irish names roads, lots in Old Swan.

    Plaques to the famine victims located around the city.

    Plenty ive missed, but aint it great to see the heritage remembered.

    Oh yeah- and cheap flights to Ireland

    I also have Swedish, Welsh and English in my ancestry. Most of it is Irish, Hence my pride




    Famine Statues Dublin


    The Statues are located at Custom house Quay


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    The Quay was the walkway the victims once walked along to the coffin ships.



    Statue Info http://earthanduniverse.blogspot.com...resent_27.html
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    Great Hunger Memorial Liverpool

    My Irish Pride

    I have placed this here to remember our Irish ancestors, and their contribution to this city. It is here only to respect them, and the heritage we have in this city, not to have a go at any other groups. I placed it here as nothing much is on this forum to the Irish. Now have a Guinness and enjoy


    Like most, my Irish ancestors had to fight terrible poverty and appalling housing conditions. My Great Great Grandparents Michael and Margaret Cain, both died within hours of each other of bronchitis, on Christmas eve 1874. Having no money they where buried in paupers graves at Ford cemetery, but at least the records show they where buried together in the same grave. A lot of my Irish ancestors would follow the same path of pauper burial. Today all I have to remember them by, is a field in Ford cemetery. Once a year I place flowers in the center of the field, before moving them to the No Name memorial. A small token of remembrance for my kin.

    As well as hardship, they had to face the wrath of people who thought them Scum, adding insult to their despair. Yet by sticking together they found strength, a bond that brought them hope and helped them to carry on. They formed their own communities, involved other immigrant groups, and lived together side by side. They worked the factories and docks or peddled their goods, sang songs of the homeland, and danced to fine music. Against all odds they rose and spread into the city, they survived, because of their strength I am here today, proud to have their blood running through my veins, their knowledge in my thoughts, their love in my heart.

    To the present day my family still travels to and fro from Liverpool to Ireland, visiting relatives. Flying is far more easy than our ancestors sea voyage. The first time I set foot in Ireland I felt that I belong, It is my history, and my ancestors homeland. In June of this year another influx of Irish will arrive, this time for my wedding, and the pubs will take a belting. Happy days for happy people.








    Nice to hear about your Irish family Gnomie. I too have lots of Irish blood and am very proud of the fact they survived even though the odds where against them. I hope that is where I get my spirit from. Love the photos not seen those statues before.
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    Thanks Sweetcheeks

    Great to hear of your Irish ancestors

    Sadly this thread has already gone down hill. I have always had respect for other groups/cultures, seems others dont.

    Is it really worth staying here anymore

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gnomie View Post
    Thanks Sweetcheeks

    Great to hear of your Irish ancestors

    Sadly this thread has already gone down hill. I have always had respect for other groups/cultures, seems others dont.

    Is it really worth staying here anymore



    Yes it most certainly is YOU would be missed, you brighten our day with your chat. There will always be people that only see the negative in everything and we will never change that so rise above it and keep smiling
    To the world you might be one person, but to one person you might be the world.

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    Gnomie - Great to hear about your Irish ancestory and what they went through to make Liverpool what it is today and that your family and friends also still celebrate and are still proud of their ancestory.

    100% Irish

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