The formation of Protestant missions in Connemara during the Famine saved the lives of thousands. The starving flocked to the Protestant schools and their religious services to obtain food convincing the Catholic Church these were mass conversions.
The Catholic clergy responded with an aggressive campaign. The people of Connemara were pawns in the struggle for sovreignity between the Catholic and Protestant churches.
'Soupers and Jumpers' details their experiences and explains why most returned to the Catholic Church.
Soupers And Jumpers - Protestant Missions in Connemara 1848 - 1937
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