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From: "Fred Lonsdale" <>
Subject: Re: Excerpts from Irish newspapers
Date: Tue, 27 Jan 2004 09:34:31 -0500
References: <bv4t4t$ohd$1@pcls4.std.com>


"Dennis Ahern" <> wrote in message
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>
> From The Cork Examiner, 23 January 1864 -
>
> EMIGRATION--THE PASSAGE--NEW YORK--
> THE WAR--PRICES.
> ------
> THE subjoined letter is from a respectable tradesman, boot and
> shoemaker, who lately emigrated from Killarney to Boston. We

<<<<Snip>>>>

> that the American's words are realised, that if people worked half as
> hard at home as they have to do here, they need not come to
> America.
> JAMES O'LEARY
>
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> Dennis Ahern | Immigrant Ships Transcribers Guild, Irish Maritime News
> Acton, Mass. | http://immigrantships.net/newsarticles/newsarticles.html
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I really enjoyed reading this article. I wish Mr. O'Leary was specific about
the date he set sail from Queensland. I would imagine the voyage took from
ten to fifteen days from Queensland.

My great grand father, Daniel Buckley, with his wife Julia Downey immigrated
from County Cork and settled in Cambridge Massachusetts in 1860. I can find
no trace of them on various passenger lists, but I bet they had similar
experiences during their trip.

Thanks for your posts, Fred



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