The Stolen Village: Baltimore and the Barbary Pirates

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O'Brien, 2006 - Baltimore (Ireland) - 398 pages
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In June 1631 pirates from Algiers and armed troops of the Turkish Ottoman Empire, stormed ashore at the little harbour village of Baltimore in West Cork. They captured almost all the villagers and bore them away to a life of slavery in North Africa. Some prisoners were destined to live out their days as galley slaves, while others would spend long years in the seclusion of the harem or within the walls of the Sultan's palace. Only two of them ever saw Ireland again. Here is the remarkable tale of a harrowing historical event known as 'The Sack of Baltimore'.

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User Review  - Wisewebwoman - Goodreads

A valuable addition to the history of Ireland, featuring West Cork and specifically the Sack of Baltimore - a time in 1632 when the Barbary pirates snuck into the town of Baltimore in the dead of pre ... Read full review

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How Barbary Corsairs Sacked an Irish Village and Enslaved its People An early example of Islamic terrorism features in a true story of Barbary pirates and white slavery by an Irish author. An ... Read full review


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Des Ekin was Assistant Editor with The Sunday World, reaches more than a million readers every weekend with his popular column. He was born in County Down, Northern Ireland and spent a decade reporting on Troubles in Northern Ireland before moving to Dublin, where he now lives with his wife and three children.

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