April 1, 2007

Irish Ships to N. America

Between the years 1847 and 1851 over 5,000 people left County Down, to escape the ravages of the Famine and to seek out a better life for themselves and their family.

Brigitte Marmion has transcribed and donated Passenger Lists for ships sailing out of Newry. These provide a census substitute for the time period.

For more Irish Ships to USA and Canada see the J. J. Cooke Shipping Records This set of records are passenger sailings from Londonderry to Philadelphia Pennsylvania, Quebec, St. John New Brunswick and New Orleans Lousisiana from 1847 to 1871

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