Families were ripped apart as the British did not allow Irish dads to take their wives & children with them across the Atlantic. This led to a helpless population of homeless women & children. Britain’s solution was to auction them off as well. During the 1650s, over 100,000 Irish children between the ages of 10 & 14 were taken from their parents & sold as slaves in the West Indies, Virginia & New England. In this decade, 52,000 Irish (mostly women & children) were sold to Barbados…

IRISH: THE FORGOTTEN SLAVES Source: came as slaves: human cargo transported on British ships bound for the Americas. They were shipped by the hundreds of thousands and included men, wome.

Two workmen on the Clonbrock Estate, Ahascragh, Co. Galway, Ireland, February 12, 1870

National Library of Ireland on The Commons February 1870 Two workmen on the Clonbrock Estate, Ahascragh, Co. Thanks to Robert Riddell for identifying the building as the Photograph or Photographic House at Clonbrock.

A beautifully dressed lady named Augusta Congreve photographed at the side entrance of Clonbrock House, Ahascragh, Co. Galway, Ireland (January 31, 1866). #Victorian #portrait #women #1800s

Augusta Congreve at the side entrance of Clonbrock House, Ahascragh, Co. Galway, 31 January 1866 History in Photos: Vintage Ireland

Irish guards recruiting poster, 1915.

Examples of vintage Irish World War 1 propaganda posters. Pictures of Irish art used for liberty war bonds, recruitment of soldiers, weapons, & the Red Cross.

A mail car near Black's Royal Hotel, Eyre Square in Galway city, Ireland, loaded with a great mix of passengers, c. 1880.

The Royal Mail 979 Day Car near Black's Royal Hotel, Eyre Square in Galway city, loaded up with a fabulous mix of passengers.

"Leaving Ireland" One of my favourite paintings by Irish artist Sean Keating - it speaks across the centuries, across nations about the plight of emigration,,,

"Leaving Ireland" One of my favourite paintings by Irish artist Sean Keating - it speaks across the centuries, across nations about the plight of emigration,,,

1920 - Two Irish civilians forced to parade around a Waterford town by British troops with a British flag tied around their necks. Both men were beaten and dumped outside the town. The War of Independence, Ireland, 1920

Two Irish civilians forced to parade around a Waterford town by British troops with a British flag tied around their necks. Both men were beaten and dumped outside the town. The War of Independence, Ireland, 1921

Between 1585 and 1818, over half a million Irish were lured from their homeland by promises of glory, money and honour in a constant emigration romantically styled 'The Flight of the Wild Geese'. Throughout this period, the Irish Brigades in France and Spain participated in conflicts ranging from the wars of the Spanish and the Austrian Successions through to the Napoleonic Wars.

Between 1585 and over half a million Irish were lured from their homeland…

The Flight of the Wild Geese refers to the departure of an Irish Jacobite army under the command of Patrick Sarsfield from Ireland to France, as agreed in the Treaty of Limerick on October 3, 1691, following the end of the Williamite War in Ireland. More broadly, the term "Wild Geese" is used in Irish history to refer to Irish soldiers who left to serve as mercenaries in continental European armies in the 16th, 17th and 18th centuries.

On April 1812 - The Hibernia regiment of Spain and Napoleon's Irish Legion face each other at Badajoz during the Peninsular War.

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