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The story of the Irish who were paid to emigrate

The story of the Irish who were paid to emigrate

During the Great Famine, around 1.8 million emigrants left Ireland to start new lives in North America. Thanks to increased trade between there and the UK, the cost of passage had dropped. It made financial sense for ships to carry cargo both ways – and one of...
The Evolution of Transatlantic Travel

The Evolution of Transatlantic Travel

Thanks to Ireland’s position on both the edge of the Atlantic and the edge of Europe, it has often been at the centre of the development of transatlantic travel. From the first steamship crossing to Foynes’ flying boats, here are some key journeys worth knowing about....
7 Dublin Bridges with a Story

7 Dublin Bridges with a Story

Tranquil waters amidst a city always bustling with energy – the River Liffey is on every visitor’s travel itinerary. What makes the River Liffey unique, however, is the rich heritage that surrounds her. From the advent of the Vikings to the renaissance of the Dublin...
A Tale of Two Ships: Michael English’s Jeanie Johnston

A Tale of Two Ships: Michael English’s Jeanie Johnston

Given our rich cultural heritage, we often get asked by our visitors for recommendations on books about the Jeanie Johnston. While there are quite a few works dedicated it, there is one that we particularly enjoy – Michael English’s Sailing the Irish Famine Tall Ship Jeanie Johnston.