Over 100 years on since the magnificent banner was hoisted outside of Liberty Hall, Dublin by the Irish Citizens Army, those words again come into direct correlation with the present,
“We serve neither King nor Kaiser, but Ireland!”
On Thursday, September 8th 2022, the death of the imperialist British Queen was announced and as
the news spread, the sympathies given within the established parties including provisional Sinn Fein was noted
Lest we forget is a common term used by the British military
Lest we forget
The so called great famine which was in fact genocide
Ireland starved because its food, from 40 to 70 shiploads per day, was removed at gunpoint by 12,000 British constables reinforced by the British militia, battleships, excise vessels, Coast Guard and by 200,000 British soldiers (100,000 at any given moment) who the Brit monarch is head over
The list shows the never-before-published names and locations in Ireland of the food removal regiments ( Thus, Britain seized from Ireland’s producers tens of millions of head of livestock; tens of millions of tons of flour, grains, meat, poultry & dairy products; enough to sustain 18 million persons
The Food Removal
From Cork harbor on one day in 1847 2 the AJAX steamed for England with 1,514 firkins of butter, 102 casks of pork, 44 hogsheads of whiskey, 844 sacks of oats, 247 sacks of wheat, 106 bales of bacon, 13 casks of hams, 145 casks of porter, 12 sacks of fodder, 28 bales of feathers, 8 sacks of lard, 296 boxes of eggs, 30 head of cattle, 90 pigs, 220 lambs, 34 calves and 69 miscellaneous packages.
On November 14, 1848 3, sailed, from Cork harbor alone: 147 bales of bacon, 120 casks and 135 barrels of pork, 5 casks of hams, 149 casks of miscellaneous provisions (foodstuff); 1,996 sacks & 950 barrels of oats; 300 bags of flour; 300 head of cattle; 239 sheep; 9,398 firkins of butter; 542 boxes of eggs.
On July 28, 1848 4; a typical day’s food shipments from only the following four ports: from Limerick: the ANN, JOHN GUISE and MESSENGER for London; the PELTON CLINTON for Liverpool; and the CITY OF LIMERICK, BRITISH QUEEN, and CAMBRIAN MAID for Glasgow. This one-day removal of Limerick’s food was of 863 firkins of butter; 212 firkins, 1,198 casks and 200 kegs of lard, 87 casks of ham; 267 bales of bacon; 52 barrels of pork; 45 tons and 628 barrels of flour; 4,975 barrels of oats and 1,000 barrels of barley.
From Kilrush: the ELLEN for Bristol; the CHARLES G. FRYER and MARY ELLIOTT for London. This one-day removal was of 550 tons of County Clare’s oats and 15 tons of its barley.
From Tralee: the JOHN ST. BARBE, CLAUDIA and QUEEN for London; the SPOKESMAN for Liverpool. This one-day removal was of 711 tons of Kerry’s oats and 118 tons of its barley.
From Galway: the MARY, VICTORIA, and DILIGENCE for London; the SWAN and UNION for Limerick (probably for transshipment to England). This one-day removal was of 60 sacks of Co. Galway’s flour; 30 sacks and 292 tons of its oatmeal; 294 tons of its oats; and 140 tons of its miscellaneous provisions (foodstuffs). British soldiers forcibly removed it from its starving Limerick, Clare, Kerry and Galway producers.
In Belmullet, Co. Mayo the mission of 151 soldiers 5 of the 49th Regiment, in addition to escorting livestock and crops to the port for export, was to guard a few tons of stored meal from the hands of the starving; its population falling from 237 to 105 between 1841 and 1851. Belmullet also lost its source of fish in January, 1849, when Britain’s Coast Guard arrested its fleet of enterprising fishermen ten miles at sea in the act of off-loading flour from a passing ship. They were sentenced to prison and their currachs were confiscated.
The Waterford Harbor British army commissariat officer wrote to British Treasury Chief Charles Trevelyan on April 24, 1846; “The barges leave Clonmel once a week for this place, with the export supplies under convoy which, last Tuesday, consisted of 2 guns, 50 cavalry, and 80 infantry escorting them on the banks of the Suir as far as Carrick.” While its people starved, the Clonmel district exported annually, along with its other farm produce, approximately 60,000 pigs in the form of cured pork.
The plantation of Ireland
The English Crown saw the plantations as a means of controlling Ireland the main plantations took place from the 1550s to the 1620s, the biggest of which was the plantation of Ulster The plantations led to ethnic and sectarian conflict as they tried to erase sports language and our culture
Bloody Sunday 1972 in Derry & Bloody Sunday 1920 in Dublin are amongst the few where our fellow Irishmen where gunned down by the British army and the countless men women and children gunned down at the hands of loyalists death squads aided by British intelligence all of whom the monarch presides over
“ We will not blame him or her for the crimes of his ancestors if he relinquishes the royal rights of his ancestors; but as long as he claims their rights, by virtue of descent, then, by virtue of descent, he must shoulder the responsibility for their crimes.”
We are one country
Taken from Pádraig Mac Piarais’s poem ‘The old woman of Beare’ wherein the first two words proclaims:
Mise Éire, which simply means,
‘I am Ireland’.
There is no other, no substitute and it belongs to the people of Ireland.
No foreign nation or country will ever be allowed to pull us apart and no treaty, agreement or tinkering shall declare for two nations in Ireland and be allowed to maintain.
Since England’s unilateral imposition of partition of our country, the descriptive narrative has evolved, in terms of language (parlance) used by the invader and native Irish apologists, to best identify and portray our country, to the people of Ireland, to the British people and to the wider world. Language, parlance and descriptive narrative which lends itself to the maintenance of the status quo and the promotion of England’s undemocratic and continued overlordship of our country and our people.
“We admit no crime unless, that is, the love of one’s people and country is a crime. Would Englishmen allow Germans to occupy their nation or Frenchmen allow Dutchmen to do likewise?”
- Bobby Sands –
We will never forget
As Irish men and women we must never forget our past our history and our culture as we fought and still fight hard to keep our culture especially within the still occupied 6 counties of our country for whom the British monarch still holds a grip on ,we must keep on the struggle for full independence from British rule until the wind that shakes the barley blows hard and hard and rids us of our invaders once and for all
„To subvert the tyranny of our execrable government, to break the connection with England, the never-failing source of all our political evils, and to assert the independence of my country, these were my objects. To unite the whole people of Ireland, to abolish the memory of past dissensions, and to substitute the common name of Irishman, in place of the denominations of Protestant, Catholic and Dissenter, these were my means.“
Onwards to the republic
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