"To forget one's ancestors is to be a book without a source, a tree without a root"
Don't ever forget the horrific reason most of our Irish ancestors left the land of their birth and their heart to build a 'home' in faraway lands such as America, Australia, Canada and New Zealand.
With them also went a terrible bitterness and sense of wrong, endless struggle against blighted harvest, rack rents that rose every time a man tried to improve himself and his family by working harder. They had witnessed death by starvation, while cart loads of food was shipped over to England and beyond. They witnessed long lines of people waiting for flavoured hot water that was called soup, and the most galling and pitiful sight of evictions of entire families with sick children and often these evictions would take place in the middle of the winter.