The Irish on board

Around the mid 19th century new faces appeared on the block. Their appearance reflected deep sadness and endless hunger. Nevertheless, their eyes glittered with an unexplainable hope. Ship after ship called at our port, and hundreds of anxious immigrants disembarked, The Irish Famine drove people away from their homeland in the hope of a new beginning to such an extent that they soon grew to form one fourth of the city population. Continue reading The Irish on board