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    Blighted Nation Episode Three features

    Blighted Nation Episode Three features

    Coffin Ship:   Those who could, left Ireland. The cheapest way to get across the Atlantic was on what would become known as coffin ships. Colette Kinsella spoke to historian, William Henry about the conditions people had to endure on board. Famine Memories collected by Irish Folklore Commission in 1945:     We feature a selection of emigration memories as told to the Irish Folklore Commission in 1945. These stories were handed down by parents and grandparents who lived through the famine. Arriving in Canada:   The majority of emigrants who headed for Canada intended to go onto the States. Many of the people coming ...

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