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I am come of the seed of the people, the people that sorrow;
Who have no treasure but hope,
No riches laid up but a memory of an ancient glory
My mother bore me in bondage, in bondage my mother was born,
I am of the blood of serfs;
The children with whom I have played, the men and women with whom I have eaten
Have had masters over them, have been under the lash of masters,
and though gentle, have served churls.
The hands that have touched mine,
the dear hands whose touch Is familiar to me
Have worn shameful manacles, have been bitten at the wrist by manacles,
have grown hard with the manacles and the task-work of strangers.
I am flesh of the flesh of these lowly, I am bone of their bone I that have never submitted;
I that have a soul greater than the souls of my people’s masters,
I that have vision and prophecy, and the gift of fiery speech,
I that have spoken with God on the top of his holy hill.
And because I am of the people, I understand the people,
I am sorrowful with their sorrow, I am hungry with their desire;
My heart is heavy with the grief of mothers,
My eyes have been wet with the tears of children,
I have yearned with old wistful men,
And laughed and cursed with young men;
Their shame is my shame, and I have reddened for it
Reddened for that they have served, they who should be free
Reddened for that they have gone in want, while others have been full,
Reddened for that they have walked in fear of lawyers and their jailers.
With their Writs of Summons and their handcuffs,
Men mean and cruel.
I could have borne stripes on my body
Rather than this shame of my people.
And now I speak, being full of vision:
I speak to my people, and I speak in my people’s name to
The masters of my people:
I say to my people that they are holy,
That they are august despite their chains.
That they are greater than those that hold them
And stronger and purer,
That they have but need of courage, and to call on the name of their God,
God the unforgettably, the dear God who loves the people
For whom he died naked, suffering shame.
And I say to my people’s masters: Beware
Beware of the thing that is coming, beware of the risen people
Who shall take what ye would not give.
Did ye think to conquer the people, or that law is stronger than life,
And than men’s desire to be free?
We will try it out with you ye that have harried and held,
Ye that have bullied and bribed.
Tyrants… hypocrites… liars!
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FILM COMPANY TO RE-ENACT ‘ CARROWMENAGH EVICTIONS ‘
FANCY abandoning those home comforts and taking your family back in time to the late 19th century ? A Newry-based film company is looking for an Irish-speaking family from Ulster to help re-enact one of the most shameful episodes in Ireland’s history.
On December 26 and 27 1881 landlord Hector Frederick McNeill evicted 13 tenant families from their homes at Carrowmenagh in North Inishowen, Co Donegal. According to Sean O Cearbhaill of Big Mountain Productions, McNeill would have had them thrown out on Christmas Day were it not for the fact that the law forbade it. What became known as the ‘ Carrowmenagh Evictions ‘ happened at the height of the Land War when Michael Davitt and Charles Stewart Parnell led a campaign against extortionate ‘ rack rents ‘ imposed on tenant farmers.
Appeals by the parish priest of Moville, Fr Michael Farnan, to McNeill to accept a portion of the rent fell on deaf ears and he ordered his agent, James GH Harvey of Derry, to proceed with the evictions. Accompanied by a troop of the ( RIC ) Royal Irish Constabulary and the British Army, the tenants were forced from their homes, which were then destroyed. Many families found shelter with friends in neighbouring areas but some were forced to brave the elements. Now those scenes will be re-enacted in The Lost Village, which is due to be broadcast on RTE in March. The billingual programme will be screened as part of Seachtain na Gaeilge ( Irish Language Week ).
Big Mountain Productions wants two families to spend three days in a traditional thatched long-house at Omagh’s Ulster American Folk Park – a similar residence to those in which the evicted families lived. Mr O Cearbhaill said one family has already been signed up but a second which speaks Ulster-Irish is needed for filming from January 12 to 14. After the traditional overindulgence of a 21st century Christmas participants will revert to clothing from the time and eat a meagre 1880’s diet. The film-makers have already uncovered an amazing link between the evictions and the family already signed up for the production.
” They are a US family who were originally from Carrowmenagh and are coming over as part of The Gathering [ the Irish government’s Diaspora reunion next year ]. They are coming to retrace their ancestors ‘ daily lives in Donegal,” he said. Mr O Cearbhaill said the ideal family would include parents and children over the age of 12. However, the group could also be brothers or sisters or in-laws or indeed any family connection. For the successful family, three days of authentic 1881 living is promised – free from smartphones, computers and even electricity. However, the producers have agreed to give in on one front – the children will not have to go barefoot as they probably did in 1881. Any family interested in taking part can contact Mr O Cearbhaill by calling 028 3083 4046 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
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