Souperism - The Achill Mission Colony

Souperism - The Achill Mission Colony
Origin of the term 'Taking the Soup' or to 'Take the Soup'.

As we embark on another important year of commemorations, it's important to remember that 2020 also marks the 175th anniversary of the start of the Irish Potato Famine (1845 to 1852).

For many, the term "taking the soup" is synonymous with the Famine story. 

Protestant Bible societies set up schools in which starving children were fed, on the condition of receiving Protestant religious instruction at the same time....