It was 1654, the second year of "The Transplantation" in Ireland. The Irish who opposed Cromwell had been given until May 1 to leave their homes and move to an isolated part of Connacht between the ocean, the Shannon, the Erne, and the bogs of Leitrim. "To Hell or Connacht," were Cromwell's words to the Irish people. Those who were not sold as slaves in Barbados and America could choose between being hung or going into exile. It was 1654, the second year
of "The Transplantation" in Ireland.