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Where did they all go? Irish Emigration in the 19th Century

Seminar hosted by Edenderry Historical Society

Edenderry Town Hall

13th February 2015 at 7:00 pm

Admission: €10. 

7 pm:          Welcome by Cherry Carter, Chairperson, Edenderry Historical Society
7.05 pm      Dr Ciarán Reilly, The Irish in South Africa: A miscellany
7. 35           Dr Regina Donlon - 'We are all well and fat': the Tuke Irish in Minnesota, 1880-1930
8.05- 8.25   Tea & Coffee
8.25            Damian Sheils, In Search of Irish Emigrants in the American Civil War                                   8.55 pm:     Fidelma Byrne, Fleeing famine: assisted-emigration from Earl Fitzwilliam's estate in County                        Wicklow                                                                                                                                      9.25 pm:     Jarlath McNamara, Patrick Sarsfield Gilmore: Irish Famine Refugee, superstar of American                        music, but today, unknown!”

All are welcome. Booking is not essential but advised as places are limited. For more information contact edenderryhistory@gmail.com

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