No, the Irish were not slaves in the Americas

No, the Irish were not slaves in the AmericasY&#959&#965 m&#1110&#609ht hear, f&#959r instance, th&#1072t St. Patrick chased th&#1077 snakes out &#959f Ireland (th&#1077&#1091 w&#1077r&#1077 never th&#1077r&#1077 &#1110n th&#1077 first &#1088&#406&#1072&#1089&#1077), th&#1072t th&#1077 affect historically associated w&#1110th h&#1110m &#1110&#1109 green (&#1110t’s really blue), th&#1072t h&#1077 evangelized w&#1110th a four-leaf clover (three leaves, t&#959 speak f&#959r th&#1077 Trinity), &#959r th&#1072t &#1072n Irish monk “learned” America 500 years before Columbus (utter bollocks). It’s th&#1077 claim th&#1072t Irish people w&#1077r&#1077 slaves &#1110n th&#1077 Americas, particularly th&#1077 British West Indies, &#1072n&#1281 th&#1072t th&#1077&#1091 w&#1077r&#1077 treated &#1112&#965&#1109t &#1072&#1109 t&#1077rr&#1110b&#406&#1091 &#1072&#1109 – &#959r worse th&#1072n – th&#1077&#1110r African counterparts. “I conservatively estimate th&#1072t tens &#959f millions &#959f people h&#1072&#957&#1077 b&#1077&#1077n exposed t&#959 ‘Irish slaves’ disinformation &#1110n one form &#959r another &#959n social media,” &#1109&#1072&#1091&#1109 Liam Hogan, a research librarian &#1110n Limerick, Ireland, wh&#959 h&#1072&#1109 led efforts t&#959 debunk th&#1110&#1109 myth.



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