United Irishman launched


Mitchel’s travels in Ireland during the Famine had a huge and lasting effect on him, cementing his determination to champion the people of no property.

‘ … husband and wife fought like wolves for the last morsel of food in the house; families, when all was eaten and no hope left, took their last look at the sun, built up their cottage doors, that none might see them die or hear their groans .. ‘

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