While The People Starved

Chris Fogarty with more on his claims about a mass grave in Dungannon, Co Tyrone.

The live-and-let-live people of Dungannon and district are as powerless today as their murdered relatives were during An t-Ár Mór (Nakba/Slaughter/Holocaust) of 1845-1850 when more than half of Britain’s army removed Ireland’s abundant foods at gunpoint.

When a courageous Dungannonite recently informed me of the finding of multiple human remains alongside Carland Road, Dungannon, between Drumglass High School and South Tyrone Hospital I contacted Tyrone and other northern newspapers urging the obvious first step; a publicly-visible layout of the perimeters of the two or three known mass graves of the old Dungannon workhouse to ensure that these, at least, were not affected. Community leaders could then proceed with an investigation of the source of the remains.

So I thought. The local councilor and reporters who wrote and phoned did not publish my letter but did act mystified; all but The Pensive Quill which did publish. Now it is clear why the perimeters of the known mass graves were not visibly-marked to protect them; the desecrated remains were Within those historically-significant mass graves.

Thus, their obliteration of a mass grave that was filled during a genocide serves to conceal the genocide itself. Has their desecration of Dungannon’s main mass grave of An t-Ár Mór completed the job, at least in Dungannon, of erasing it from history?

The intelligent comments of a Ms. Kilgallen on The Pensive Quill enabled me to acquire the 1910 Ordnance Survey Map showing the footprint of the Dungannon workhouse within its grounds (totaling 6-acres). After printing it, I accessed present-day Dungannon on google maps; both the streets map and the satellite map. Both are clear. The desecration was reported to be beside Carland Road between Drumglass High School and the South Tyrone Hospital.

So I asked google maps for the route between that school and hospital. It mapped two possible routes, one of 443 feet, the other of 475 feet; both walks of two minutes, and both are Through The Old Workhouse Grounds Where, As Workhouse Policy Islandwide, Deep Pits Were Dug, Into Which The  Bodies Were Piled; with only a thin layer of soil over the topmost bodies.

A grave moral crime is underway; and it is abetted by the institutions of Dungannon town and Tyrone and other northern counties. Please take your own stands along with others against genocide and its cover-up. 

Exercise whatever shred of power you have; demonstrate some respect for justice and for your own tragic history. Install (or get official permission for Mary and me to install) a reverent, truthful monument over the yet-undesecrated remnant of the Dungannon workhouse mass grave.

Perhaps concealment of genocide was to be expected, seeing that the same entities had similarly winked at the murderers of twenty-nine in Omagh much more recently. MI5/FBI Agent Patrick “Ed” Buckley had spent years in Ireland until demobilized the evening of 15 August 98. He had previously gotten the news media to falsely report IRA involvement in the Langert family murders in a Chicago suburb. Agent Buckley had assumed investigatory authority of that atrocity and had prohibited the police from pursuing their sole suspect, the murderer David Biro (whose 357 Magnum murder weapon belonged to FBI Agent Lewis who suffered no repercussions). There is no official nor new media interest in my offer of documented evidence of Agent Buckley’s earlier crimes that were repeated in Omagh; and I know why. 

The same pattern of cover-up has transformed An t-Ár Mór (Holocaust) of 1845-1850 into a false “famine/gorta mor” slander of those murdered. Here-below is further proof that it was genocide; not famine. The people of Tyrone had produced an abundance of non-potato food crops in those years. There was no shortage of food; no famine. 

Also, between 1900 and 1910 the British government bought out its landlords of Ireland (at above-market prices) and those not already domiciled in England, repatriated. Until the 1960s my father and all of his neighbors in Co. Roscommon (and the rest of Ireland?) were forced annually to amortize the landlords’ pay-offs. 

Digitized copies of The (London) Times reported increased English landings of Irish food during the Holocaust; thus Christine Kinealy and other "famine" writers have ceased denying them. What is now kept concealed is the food removal and the evidence available within Ireland of that non-potato foodstuff. Below you will learn of Tyrone’s abundant foods while its people starved.  

This is also a test to learn how adamantly the Tyrone and other news media conceal a genocide of their people. By Their Fruits Ye Shall Know Them.

1) Below are the names of 344 Tyrone townlands that contained processors of non-potato foods.

2) The first line of armed food removers were the constabulary totaling 12,900 island-wide. Their arms consisted of a short carbine with a spring-bayonet. The mounted constabulary also carried a brace of pistols in front of their saddles.

3) When the constabulary met significant resistance from the people, the local militia was summoned to enforce the removal. "Tyrone: During the 1st quarter of 1847 the 755-strong (650 pvts.) Royal Tyrone militia was headquartered in Caledon. Its Commander, The Earl of Caledon, signed "Caledon," residing in Caledon, near the post town of Caledon, Co. Tyrone. Its Adjutant, William Lundie." (WO Records, National Archives, Kew, Surrey).

4) When combined constabulary/militia forces met significant resistance the nearest army regiment was summoned. During those years (in approximate sequence) the 44th of Foot was available from Newry, the 92nd from Belfast and Enniskillen, 39th from Belfast and Enniskillen, 1st from Newry, 9th from Newry, 13th from Belfast, 35th from Enniskillen, and 39th from Belfast and Newry. (WO Records, National Archives, Kew, Surrey).

They removed livestock and meats; and other Tyrone crops grown and harvested by its people. Proof of Tyrone's abundant foods are listed here-under. 

Exhibit D2: Details of Exhibit D. (From my book))

These Ordnance Survey map data show the extent of non-potato foods in Ireland prior to the Holocaust. Each survey sheet covered 4 miles North/South by 6 miles East/West. See Exhibit D1 to learn that each county’s survey starts at the western side of its northernmost point and works eastward in 4-mile “thick” belts to the eastern boundary of the county upon completion of which it resumes at the western boundary, repeating the process until completion at the east side of its southernmost point. Bolded sheet nos. below indicate the start of a new West-to-East line of sheets. Before starting below see how the map of Co. Donegal (Exhibit D1) relates to Co. Donegal below.  The reader can ascertain the location of each place-name below by its relative position between the survey’s start and end. In all cases “corn” means grain. “Shambles” were then market stalls for meat and other foods and goods. The following abbreviations are used: c = corn mill, k = corn kiln, f = flour mill, t = tuck mill, m = mill, b = brewery, d = distillery, wnd = windmill, c.store is where some grain was stored prior to shipment, store = storehouse, p = pound (impoundment of livestock), m = malt kiln (where grain that was wetted to induce germination is redried for use in brewing or distilling. Pounds and woolen mills are significant in that they indicate the local existence of livestock as a rich source of food. Map sheets show “0” if no such facilities exist on it. Map sheets are separated by the divider “|”.

TYRONE: 68 Sheets. Data as of 1833,34.

Sheet 1: old m in Magheramason|2: c in Milltown, and in Tullyard, k in Loughneas, old m in Coolermoney|3: c in Bunowen, old m in Binnelly|4: 0|5: 2c in Leckpatrick, c, 2k Knockabrack, b in Strabane, p in Woodend|6: 2c in Rousky, c in Aghafad, m in Ballynamallaght|7: c & k, t, p in Stranagalwilly|8: old still house (2) each isolated and high on mountain side|9: c in Clady, and in Donnygowen, k in Cladyhood|10: k in Edymore, in ligfordrum, in Knockiniller, and in Sessagh or Gallan|11: c in Glencoppogagh, and in Eden, 3k in Castledamph, 2k in Lower Drumnaspar, k in Meenagorp, in Meenagarragh, in Aghalane, and in Lisnacreaght|12: c & k in Cranagh, 4k, p in Glenroan, 4k in Lower Barnes, 2k in Glenchiel, k in Meenacrane, in Upper Barnes, in Quiggy, and in Garvagh|13: c, p in Sperrin, k in Carrowoaghtra|14: k in Croagh|15: malt k in Laughtfoggy, t in Mournbeg|16: c & k in Castlesessagh, 2c, p in Magheracreggan, c in Crew Upper, k in Killeen, p in Castlederg, and in Ballyfolliard|17: c, 2k in Ballyrenan, c in Killymore, k, p in Newtownstewart, k in Urbalreagh, and in Ballykeel, t in Birnaghs|18: c & k in Glenmacoffer, c, d in Gorteen, 2k in Dunbunrower, and in Meenadoo, k, p in Beltrim, k in Droit, in Liscabble, in Learden Lower, and in Lenamore|19: c, 3k in Teebane, c & k in Aghnamirigan, 4k in Gorticashel, 2k in Carnanransy, t in Attagh, k in Garvagh, in Drumlea, in Fallagh Lower, in Gorticashel Upper, in Altacamcosy, in Liggins, in Oaghmnicroy, and in Aghascrebagh|20: malt k in Broughderg|21: 0|22: k in Meenanoran, in Meenafergus, in Tullynashane, in Crighshane, and in Crighdenis|23: k in Gortnagross, and in Binnawooda, old malt k in Shanaghy, p in Killeter|24: c & k in Drumleggagh, c in Binnawooda, 2k in Meencargagh, k in Ardbarren Upper, in Aghasessy, and in Archill, m in Coolnacrunaght|25: c in Lisnacreaght, 2k in Envagh, k in Byturn, in Legland, in Cashty, in Beragh, and in Castletown|26: c, 3k in Dunbreen, c in Golan, and in Killins, 2k in Eskeradooey, k in Castleroddy Glebe, in Tirmurty, and in Glenawna|27: 2k in Formil, k, old k in Creggan, k in Crockanboy, old k in Aghalane|28: c in Corvanaghan|29: c, p in Gortin, c in Corchoney, in Knockaleery, and in Kildress, m in Tamlaght, p in Drumnacross Lower, and in Cookstown|30: w in Mullaghwotragh|31: c in Ballinderry|32: old k in Scraghy|33: c in Drumown, 2k, m in Coolavannagh, k in Drumnamalra, in Carrick, in Drumscragh, in Drummenagh, Legphressy, and in Carony, m in Drumquin|34: 2c, k in Gillygooly, c & k in Dunwish, c in Cloghog, 2k in Dressoge, k in Claraghmore, in Corlea, and in Cavanacaw Upper|35: b in Omagh, c & k in Ballynamullan, k in Killybrack, in Boheragh, in Crosh, in Lisboy, in Recarson, in Deroran, and in Faccary, p in Campsie (E of Omagh)|36: c & k in Faccary, and in Tiroony, c, 4k in Bracky, c, 2k in Loughmacrory, 3k, t in Drumnakilly, k in Mullanbeg, in Sulton, and in Granagh, p in Merchantstown Glebe|37: c in Killey, t in part of Gortindarragh, old c, old k in Tremoge|38: c in Mullynure, in Desertcreat, and in Tullywittan, m in Coolnahavil, p in The Sand Holes/Killyneedan, and in Tullyhog|39: c & k in Templereagh, c in Leck, and in Carnan, 2m in Edernagh|40: 0|41: c & k in Knocknahorn, k in Lettery, in Corbally, in Curraghamulkin, in Derrynaseeer, in Oughterard, in Aghadarragh, and in Dressoge|42: c in Tattysallagh, and in Shannaragh, 4k in Cornavarrow, and in Aghadulla/Harper, 2k in Tattymulmona, k in Drumlish, in Corrasheskin, in Knockaraven, in Mullenboy, in Aghadarragh, in Garvagh, in Aghadulla, in Blacksessagh, and in Fallaghearn|43: c & k in Ranelly, c in Moylagh, 2k in Dervaghroy, k in Tullyrush, in Donaghanie, in Raw, in Tattykeeran, and in Bancran, m in Blackfort, and in Edenderry|44: c & k in Cloghfin, c, p in Beragh, c in Foremass Lower, k, p in Sixmilecross, k in Ballintrain, and in Drumlester, old k in Derroge, p in Radergan|45: c in Dernaseer, k in Galbally|46: c & k in Lisnagowan, c in Crossdermot, b, m in Donaghmore,  2m in Drumreagh Otra, m in Dungorora, and in Kilmore|47: f in Gortnaskea, and in Gortin, m, p in Clintycracken, m in Meenagh, old m in Back Upper|48: 0|49: c, 2k in Tummery, c & k in Scallen, and in Shanmullagh East, 3k in Feglish, and in Esker, 2k in Moorfield, k in Drum, in Shanmullagh West, Brackagh, in Doocrock, in Lettergash, in Lisdoo, in Gargadis, in Moorfield, in Aghalarragh, in Aghee, in Cornamuck, in Newpark, in Dergany, in Crossan, in Keenoge, in Drumskinny, and in Glasmullagh North|50: c, 2k in Drumconnis, and in Rakeeranbeg, 3k in Rahony, 2k in Drumskinny, in Aghnamoe, in Lissaneden, in Meenagar, and in Cornamucklagh, k in Gardrum, in Ballyard, in Curly, in Glengeen, in Drumderg Glebe, in Tattycor, in Tullyclunagh, and in Stranisk, m in Tannagh More, p in Aghadarragh, and in Dromore|51: c & k in Seskinore, c in Lackagh, k in Letfern, and in Tatnadaveny, 2m in Kilnaheery, m in Belnagarnan, in Garvallagh, and Raveagh, p in Tamlaght|52: c & k in Artcloghfin, c in Garvaghy, k in Roscavey, and in Fallaghearn, p in Ballygawley|53: c in Farriter, m in Ballyreagh|54: d, p in Dungannon, c SE of Dungannon, wnd SW of Dungannon|55: old m in Tempanroe|56: 2c, k, p south of Trillick, c, 2k in Corlea, and in Golan Glebe, c & k in Drumsonnus, in Cordromedy, c, p in Corkragh, c in Derry, 2k in Cabragh, k, p in Cloncandra Glebe, k in Relaghguinness, in Carran, in Dreigh, and in Effernan Glebe|57: c & k in Tattymoyle Upper, 4k in Lifford, 3k in Moneygar, k, sheep fold in Killyblunick Glebe, k in Greenan, in Derrylea, in Carryglass, and in Stranisk|58: m in Carntallbeg, p in Aghintain, in Killaney Lower, and in Clogher Tenements|59: c, p in Augher, c in Cleanally, in Roughill, in Lisdoart, and in Ballygawley, m in Annagarvey, t in Culnaha, p in Durless White|60: c, p in Aughnacloy, c in Lisconduff, and in Mullyroddan|61: c in Kilnacart, in Brossley, in Syerla, and in Drummond, m in Benburb, p in Derrylappen|62: c in Moy, m in Tullydowey|63: m in Corcreevy demesne|64: c, m in Fivemiletown, m in Nurchossy Scotch|65: 0|66: 0|67: c in Dyan, f, p in Caledon|68: 0| End (Mary and I used magnifying glasses in perusing the Ordnance Survey Maps but are bound to have missed some mills, etc.)

1 comment:

  1. "Until the 1960s my father and all of his neighbors in Co. Roscommon (and the rest of Ireland?) were forced annually to amortize the landlords’ pay-offs. "

    Anecdotal evidence in support of your statement.
    Many years ago an elderly Kerry farmer and his wife told me they were overjoyed in the mid-1970s when they finally got the title deeds of their land and could stop paying.
    "Lord V . . . was very generous" said the farmer "he gave me the fishing rights!"
    Fishing rights to a river that ran through his fields!