“What makes an emigrant? What are the pressures which drive a young man or a woman from the townland of his birth and his family, pathetically equipped mentally, to try and make a living in an alien milieu…Every man has his own story; every girl her own reason”
John Healy, No One Shouted Stop!
The Addergoole Fourteen blog believes that each emigrant has his or her own individual story and experience of the emigration process
It is this blog’s aim to place the emigration of the Addergoole Fourteen who sailed aboard the Titanic into the context of 1912 Ireland and the history of emigration from Ireland.
This blog is affiliated to the Addergoole Titanic Society. It’s aim is to assist the Addergoole Titanic Society in advancing the belief that the experiences’ of the Addergoole Fourteen and the determinants for the Addergoole Fourteens emigration similar to the many millions untold narratives and faceless statistics of people who emigrated from Ireland in the late nineteenth and early twentieth century.
The tragedy that befell the RMS Titanic on it’s ill fated maiden voyage has focused our attention to the rich tapestry of stories relating to all those Irish including the Addergoole Fourteen who were emigrating to the United States of America aboard the RMS Titanic in 1912.
This is their story and that of so many others who have emigrated from Ireland till this present day.
Comments and contributions are welcome.