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From: "Is Mise Gan Ainm" <>
Subject: Re: Departure for Quebec
Date: Sat, 01 Mar 2003 19:11:06 GMT
References: <3E5FF1AD.B956E1EB@direct.ca> <zV5HcHMfF$X+Ewun@hyperpeople.demon.co.uk>
|| In message <>, elebourd
|| <> writes
||| g-grandfather Owen Thomas Connick, who was born and
||| raised in Kilbraney, Co. Wexford, and came to Quebec,
||| Canada, at some point between 1836 and 1843. My
||| question is: where would he likely have gotten on a
||| ship? SNIP>>>
Don Moody <> typed:
|| Cork is much more likely. Over a million left Ireland
|| via Cork, and it is - by the standards of the times, a
|| relatively short walk from Wexford.
When it comes to Emmigration to Quebec, one ought not
overlook the Ports of Limerick and Waterford, as Emigrants
became a profitable form of ballast on the outward journeys
for the ships that returned from Quebec with Lumber.
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