Irish Emigration: Not such a simple story

“Certainly for all our assertions of patriotic love of country we have repeatedly proven that, given free access to any country with a standard of living higher than our own, we will readily relocate”

Professor Liam Ryan Continue reading

Mayo: Seasonal Migration

At the turn of the nineteenth century, seasonal migration of agricultural workers from Ireland to the United Kingdom was practiced predominantly by communities found on western coast of Ireland.

Whether the members of the Addergoole Fourteen partook in seasonal migration is not the aim of this article. This article is merely highlighting that the practice was prevalent, and practiced by communities in the west Ireland, especially in County MayoContinue reading

Parnell In Lahardane?

After the Great Famine a period of reorganisation and prosperity was experienced until further famines occurred in 1878-81 and on several occasions during the 1890s bringing hunger and deprivation. The academic Roy Foster explains why this occurred: Continue reading