The future of the Black Rock monument, the world’s oldest Irish Famine memorial, dedicated to the thousands of Irish immigrants who died on Montreal’s waterfront in 1847, is looking bleak. Once again, the stone, a huge boulder pulled from the bed of Canada’s St. Lawrence River, and erected in 1859, is being said to standRead more..
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An exciting new archive for a little known area of Irish Famine research was recently unveiled at NUI Galway. The Digital Irish Famine Archive shines a much-needed light on the eyewitness accounts of Irish famine emigrants to Canada between 1847-48 and the role of the many extraordinary people who helped them. Included in the archiveRead more..