Patrick Kenny’s Wild Irish Rose

Prior to 1845, Ireland was on the verge of disaster. Three quarters of the work force could not find jobs, and housing conditions were appalling. Impoverished land tenants were paid a minimal wage and lived in shacks. Beds and blankets were a luxury; potatoes and water their only nourishment. Add insult to injury: The Potato

The Valley Where Coal was King

From The Sun Magazine, Sunday, January 7, 1968 “THE CHANGE IS IN THE PEOPLE AND NOT IN THE LAND, DESPITE ALL THE DIGGING AND GOUGING” By F. De Sales Meyers Mr. Meyers, the son of a coal miner, grew up in George’s Creek Valley, in Lonaconing, where his mother still resides.  “I have many friends