Was the Irish 'potato famine' really the Irish Holocaust?

Tony Gosling tony at tlio.org.uk
Sun Sep 14 23:47:10 BST 2008

Great site - I always remember seeing a quote from Queen Victoria actually
gleefully, the old hag, blaming the Irish for their own starvation.

Of course the positive side to all this was that the prayers of the Irish
were answered and due to Irish MPs holding the balance of power in
Westminster in the 1880s they got through the Wyndham Acts and many, if
not all, the demands of the Irish Land League were met. The evil absentee
landlords were 'evicted' so to speak. This broke the morale of the English
domination of Irish landlordry. Helping to make Ireland the Lisbon treaty
beating example to all Europe that it is today. Hooooray!


Is Britain's cover-up of its 1845-1850 holocaust in Ireland the most
successful Big Lie in all of history?


The cover-up is accomplished by the same British terrorism and bribery
that perpetrated the genocide.  Consider: why does Irish President Mary
Robinson call it "Ireland's greatest natural 1 disaster" while she
conceals the British army's role?  Potato blight, "phytophthora
infestans", did spread from America to Europe in 1844, to England and then
Ireland in 1845 but it didn't cause famine anywhere.  Ireland did not
starve for potatoes; it starved for food.

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)  The attached map shows the
never-before-published names and locations in Ireland of the food removal
regiments (Disposition of the Army; Public Record Office, London; et al,
of which we possess photocopies).  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 Public Record Office recently informed us that their British
regiments' Daily Activity Reports of 1845-1850 have "gone missing."  Those
records include each regiment's cattle drives and grain-cart convoys it
escorted at gun-point from the Irish districts assigned to it.  Also
"missing" are the receipts issued by the British army commissariat
officers in every Irish port tallying the cattle and tonnage of foodstuff
removed; likewise the export lading manifests. Other records provide
all-revealing glimpses of the "missing" data; such as: 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
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
was to guard a few tons of 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


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