Palm Trees in Ireland

Palm trees in Ireland are frost hardy and grow in gardens all over. They decorate our towns and suburbs, they are blasted by the salt air on our seafronts, and they are often seen in pairs guarding the entrances to farmhouses and give a tropical look to any garden. However, they are not palm trees […]

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Masterless Men of Newfoundland

The story of the Society of Masterless Men, which included women and children, began in the 18th-century settlement of Ferryland, Newfoundland. In order to colonise Newfoundland, The British Empire created plantations. These were settlements of primarily Irish indentured servants, many of them very young  – hence their name – the Irish Youngsters, abducted from Ireland […]

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#OTD in 1883 – The Harbour Grace Affray between Irish Catholics and Protestant Orangemen causes five deaths in Newfoundland.

Tensions between Irish Catholics and Orangemen were not confined to the streets of Belfast. In Newfoundland, a riot breaks out during an Orange parade in which five people are killed. A group of up to 400 hundred marching men of the Loyal Orange Association were confronted by an estimated 150 Catholics who believed the post-Christmas […]

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Masterless Men of Newfoundland

The story of the Society of Masterless Men, which included women and children, began in the 18th-century settlement of Ferryland, Newfoundland. In order to colonise Newfoundland, The British Empire created plantations. These were settlements of primarily Irish indentured servants, many of them very young  – hence their name – the Irish Youngsters, abducted from Ireland […]

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#OTD in 1883 – The Harbour Grace Affray between Irish Catholics and Protestant Orangemen causes five deaths in Newfoundland.

Tensions between Irish Catholics and Orangemen were not confined to the streets of Belfast. In Newfoundland, Canada a riot breaks out during an Orange parade in which five people are killed. A group of up to 400 hundred marching men of the Loyal Orange Association were confronted by an estimated 150 Catholics who believed the […]

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