Blacksod Bay Emigration Event, at West Side Irish American Club, Cleveland, Ohio

by ionaddeirbhile

Event at West Side Irish American Club Cleveland

A presentation regarding the “Tuke Assisted Emigration Scheme” was made at the West Side Irish American Club, Cleveland. Representatives of Ionad Deirbhile Heritage Centre, Eachléim, Blacksod, County Mayo, met with descendants of Burke, Masterson, Dugan, Gallagher and McManamon families. Also in the photograph Margaret Lynch I.A.A.S. Cleveland and Belmullet area native Mary Gilbert Mangan and her husband Mike. The families of Erris, Achill and Newport West emigrated  together, from their homes in County Mayo and are now being remembered in this way.

Thank you to all who made this inspirational event and visit to Cleveland possible.