Hektoen International

A Journal of Medical Humanities

Tag: Irish famine

  • The Irish famine: catastrophe, diaspora, and redemption

    Kevin R. LoughlinBoston, Massachusetts, United States Tensions between the English and the Irish date back to at least the time of Prince John Lackland, who was made Lord of Ireland by his father, Henry II of England in 1177.1 Anti-Catholic sentiments were pronounced by Oliver Cromwell after his invasion of Ireland and following the massacre…