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TippOff.com are musicians from North Tipperary and South Offaly , ELY O' CARROLL COUNTRY. TippOff.com was formed when this group of musicians met and played together on many occasions, mainly in sessions. Their objective is to enjoy their music and generate funds for charity.
Over a million people are said to have died of hunger in Ireland in the late 1840s, on the doorstep of the world's richest nation. Ideology helped the ruling class avoid grappling with the problem of mass starvation.
In the GREAT IRISH FAMINE , or THE GREAT HUNGER as it has become to be known, between 1846 and 1851, an additional some two million emigrated, MAINLY TO AMERICA in a period of a little more than a decade (1845-55). Comparison with other modern and contemporary famines establishes beyond any doubt that the Irish famine of the late 1840s, which killed nearly one-eighth of the entire population, was proportionally much more destructive of human life than the vast majority of famines in modern times.
Falmouth Kearney, PRESIDENT BARACK OBAMA'S great, great, great, grandfather left Moneygall, County Offaly, Ireland and sailed to New York at this time, like so many others to escape the HUNGER AND DEATH around him.
AS A RESULT OF THIS CASTROPHY, ACTION TOWARDS THE PREVENTION OF FAMINE FORMS PART OF THE PHYSIC OF THE IRISH AND THEIR DECENDENT'S WORLDWIDE FOR GENERATIONS , AND CONTINUES TO DO SO.
In Irish mythology the fear gorta (: Man of hunger / Man of famine; also known as the fear gortach) is a phantom of hunger resembling an emaciated human.
According to Yeats' Fairy and Folk Tales of the Irish Peasantry the fear gorta walks the earth during times of famine, seeking alms (Donations) from passers-by. It is said that the fear gorta can be a potential source of GOOD LUCK FOR GENEROUS INDIVIDUALS who give a little. It relates a belief that the fear gorta was a harbinger of famine during the Great Irish Famine and his spirit originally arises from a patch of HUNGRY GRASS.
To help fight hunger in Africa, please donate directly to Gorta by clicking on the Donate to Gorta facility on our website.
Remember; GIVE A LITTLE, EVERY LITTLE HELPS.