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Emigration from Coolattin Estate

In a recent blog post, I spoke about the Earl Grey Scheme which was an assisted emigration scheme to transport poor and destitute Irish girls to Australia. Similar schemes were in practice in the 1800s across Ireland. In this blog post, I will talk about the assisted emigration to Canada Continue Reading

Emigration with Earl Grey Scheme

I recently watched an episode of ‘Who Do You Think You Are’ which featured the singer / actress Mandy Moore. It was an interesting episode as it explained the assisted emigration policy called the ‘Earl Grey Scheme’. This scheme transported destitute and orphaned Irish girls to Australia to address the Continue Reading