Surplus People

From Wicklow to Canada

Jim Rees

As a consequence of Ireland's Great Famine a number of tenants were evicted by their landlords, and sent to Canada at their landlord's arrangement. This is their story.
Date Published :
September 2014
Publisher :
Gill Books
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ISBN : 9781848892040
Pages : 168
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The Great Famine in Ireland was a catastrophe of immense proportions. Eviction, emigration, and death from starvation were widespread. From 1847 to 1856 Lord Fitzwilliam removed 6,000 men, women, and children from his estate and arranged their passage fr

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