The Irish Genocide

Friday 30 March, 1849 hundreds of starving people walked 19km from Louisburgh to Delphi Lodge in Mayo, they were directed there to see the relief officers to get tickets for food. There was a heavy storm at the time. Dozens of people perished on the journey, many bodies were thrown into the lake in the days after as a water burial. On arrival at Delphi Lodge the poor were told that the officers were not to be disturbed as they were eating their dinner. Taken from the Truth Behind The Irish Famine, 72 paintings, 400 eye witness quotes: http://www.jerrymulvihill.com #famine #genocide #irishhistoryandheritage #irishhistory #irishhistoryblogs #ireland

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