New publication by Gerard Moran

by ionaddeirbhile

Fleeing from famine in Connemara: James Hack Tuke and his assisted emigration scheme in the 1880s

Gerard Moran has published extensively on 19th century Ireland, including Sending out Ireland’s Poor: assisted emigration to North America in the nineteenth century (Dublin, 2004).

Families from the Connemara area of County Galway, Ireland, were also assisted by the Tuke Emigration Scheme in the early 1800s. The Connemara families mainly from Clifden and Oughterard regions boarded at Galway Bay.