Posted by RAMBLER on October 07, 2008 at 18:40:35:
It would appear that we have reached a stage of political maturity in Mayo. The official opening of Mayo Peace Park by President of Ireland Mary Mc Alleese, and the raising of the British Flag to commemorate the thousands of Irishmen who died serving the British forces in various wars throughout the world, is a step forward in our maturity as a nation.
Or is it?
I think it would be fitting that a memorial be erected at The Sacred Heart Home to remember the thousands who died of starvation in The Workhouse or who suffered at the hands of an unjust British regime throughout the 19th century. There is not even a plaque to remember the forgotten poor peasants who died in atrocious conditions in the County Home, because it is still not politically correct to do so.
Perhaps a more balanced approach to remembering all our dead would be more appropriate and would indeed so our maturity as a race.
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