Tuesday, October 14, 2014

A Celtic Lady Review

The Paradise Tree is reviewed by Kathleen Kelly:
This is a story full of love, laughter and sadness. This is a  telling of a great Irish story of a virtuous man who became the patriarch of the O'Connors. I love to read any stories of Irish immigrants, I often wish I knew more about mine, and this story was no exception. This is not only the story of the O'Connor family but of every person, man, woman or child that immigrated in these tough times.

Did you know that 
  • Under the Penal Laws the Irish Catholic was forbidden the exercise of their religion.  It.....
  •   was forbidden to receive education.
  •   was forbidden to enter a profession.
  •   was forbidden to hold public office.
  •   was forbidden to engage in trade or commerce.
  •   was forbidden to live in a corporate town or within five miles thereof.
  •   was forbidden to own a horse of greater value than five pounds.
  •   was forbidden to own land.
  •   was forbidden to lease land.
  •   was forbidden to accept a mortgage on land in security for a loan.
  •   was forbidden to vote.
  •   was forbidden to keep any arms for his protection.
  •   was forbidden to hold a life annuity.
  •   was forbidden to buy land from a Protestant.
  •   was forbidden to receive a gift of land from a Protestant.
  •   was forbidden to inherit land from a Protestant.
  •   was forbidden to inherit anything from a Protestant.
  •   was forbidden to rent any land that was worth more than 30 shillings a year.
  •   was forbidden to reap from his land any profit exceeding a third of the rent.
  •   could not be guardian to a child.
  •   could not, when dying, leave his infant children under Catholic guardianship.
  •   could not attend Catholic worship.
  •   was compelled by law to attend Protestant worship.
  •   could not himself educate his child.
  •   could not send his child to a Catholic teacher.
  •   could not employ a Catholic teacher to come to his child.
  •   could not send his child abroad to receive education. ..source.. Irish Memorial Stones
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1 comment:

julygirl said...

Not many people are aware of the tragic treatment the Irish Catholics received under British rule. With persistence and some luck many were fortunate enough to find their way into the U.S. and Canada and embrace the land with new vigor. A wonderful story, good luck with your new book and God Bless your endeavor.