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Photo taken from Donegal County Museum and the Donegal Archives Service's booklet.
The emigration of Donegal women, a digital booklet
13 May 2020
The story of the emigration of Donegal women between 1845 and 1950 to Great Britain, the United States, Canada and Australia.

Donegal County Museum and the Donegal Archives Service (Ireland) share an online booklet, which accompanied a major exhibition in 2018 -'A Long Farewell’–, exploring the story of the emigration of Donegal women between 1845 and 1950 to different countries.

The booklet gathers stories from the horror of the coffin ships of the famine years to the post-war immigration to Great Britain. "Migration has been a feature of Irish society for centuries. Emigration from Ireland peaked during the Great Famine (1845-1851) and over the following century. 

It is believed that up to 10 million people left the island of Ireland over the last 200 years. Emigrants and their descendants are known as the Irish Diaspora. Donegal women emigrated to countries such as Great Britain, the United States, Canada and Australia", they explain from Donegal County Museum and the Donegal Archives Service.

Check the booklet! 

Click here to email  Ianire Renobales at ERNACT Network for further information

Photo taken from Donegal County Museum and the Donegal Archives Service's booklet.
The emigration of Donegal women, a digital booklet
13 May 2020
The story of the emigration of Donegal women between 1845 and 1950 to Great Britain, the United States, Canada and Australia.

Donegal County Museum and the Donegal Archives Service (Ireland) share an online booklet, which accompanied a major exhibition in 2018 -'A Long Farewell’–, exploring the story of the emigration of Donegal women between 1845 and 1950 to different countries.

The booklet gathers stories from the horror of the coffin ships of the famine years to the post-war immigration to Great Britain. "Migration has been a feature of Irish society for centuries. Emigration from Ireland peaked during the Great Famine (1845-1851) and over the following century. 

It is believed that up to 10 million people left the island of Ireland over the last 200 years. Emigrants and their descendants are known as the Irish Diaspora. Donegal women emigrated to countries such as Great Britain, the United States, Canada and Australia", they explain from Donegal County Museum and the Donegal Archives Service.

Check the booklet! 

Click here to email  Ianire Renobales at ERNACT Network for further information


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