Mr Tuke’s Fund
Connemara Emigration in the 1800s
Focusing on the harsh years of the early 1880s, experts will tease out the story behind the Tuke Assisted Emigration Scheme, which sent more than 3,000 Connemara natives to Canada and the USA to escape poverty and famine.
Their passage was paid for by a charitable organisation set up by Englishman James Hack Tuke, and was aided by government funds.
This is the latest project of the ‘Clifden 2012 Committee’, as part of its aim to create an awareness of our shared local history and to understand the hardships and experiences endured by emigrants in the past.
|Dimensions||9 × 0.05 × 6 cm|