Think on These Things

“God save Ireland, say the heroes
God save Ireland, say we all ....”

March 28, 2016, Easter Monday was a great day for Ireland and all those with Irish heritage.

It was on this day in 1916 that the last uprising began to drive out the foreign power that occupied the land for hundreds of years. It was a time of great suffering and of genocide against the people of Ireland. At one time the population was close to 10 million and today it is around 3.5 million.

At the time of the famine in the 1870s millions died because all of the food in the country was shipped to absentee landlords who sold it and kept all the money. Many Irish were put on ships that either went to Tasmania and a large number to Canada.

The latter ships came up the St. Lawrence River and had to stop at Groose Isle outside of Quebec City. It was here that they were quarantined. Thousands are buried there. It is now an Irish historical site.

The people of Quebec were very good to these suffering people. I had the great privilege of going to Groose Isle in 2012.

A treaty was signed in 1922 where 26 countries out of 32 in Ireland were given back to the Irish government. Those remaining six countries are called Northern Ireland to this day.

I encourage you to look up both the Easter Uprising in 1916 and also Groose Isle for a much deeper knowledge.

 

The Irish flag is made up of three colors: green for Eternity, white for Unity and gold for Easter. It is for this great time in our history that the Irish flag, the Canadian flag and the Papal flag are now flying high at 5420 Barriere Town Road.

 

 

Just Posted

PHOTO: YCS gives clock to mark 10th anniversary

District of Clearwater receives large clock from Yellowhead Community Services

Midget Reps beat Chase

Clearwater Midget Rep Ice Hawks defeated Chase 8-2 in a game at… Continue reading

Brett Turcotte plans charity snowmobile event

“I chose to help support the cause so I can give back to the community that has supported me”

Chamber plans another “Of the Year” banquet

Nominations due Feb. 9 for banquet to be held Feb. 23 - look for details in the Times

PHOTO: Outstanding community service

Fern Ryley recognized for 25 years with BC Ambulance Service in Blue River and Clearwater

B.C. boy denied $19,000-per-month drug to ease ‘crippling pain’ for 3rd time

Sooke mom Jillian Lanthier says son Landen Alexa has been forgotten about by Premier John Horgan

Senior randomly stabbed in B.C. mall food court

Woman arrested after victim, 71, suffers serious injuries

B.C. Liberal hopefuls begin final leadership push

Five MLAs, one outsider pitch policies to party members

Vancouver Island marijuana producer bought by Aphria in $230M deal

Aphria’s annual production forecast increases to 230,000 kgs

UPDATED: ‘Young, innocent’ teen hit during Vancouver shootout dies

15-year-old Coquitlam boy was in a car driving by the scene

Ontario man charged with selling Canadian’s usernames and passwords

Ontario man ran site that peddled billions of pieces of personal data: RCMP

Video: B.C. documentary features Okanagan ice climbing

First documentary for Penticton filmmaker captures elusive Okanagan ice climbing

David Emerson quits lumber talks as legal action begins

Former federal minister served as B.C. softwood trade point man

Singer of the Cranberries dead at 46

Her publicist says Dolores O’Riordan died suddenly Monday in London. The cause of death wasn’t immediately available.

Most Read