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O Come All Ye Faithful!


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Full title: A farewell to famine

Creator / Author: Jim Rees

Item Type / Page count: Book / 174p

When Published: 1994

Publisher / Place of Publication: Arklow Enterprise Centre / North Quay, Arklow, Co. Wicklow.

About: In the mid-nineteenth century, the Bishop of Little Rock wanted to set up an Irish Catholic colony in Arkansas. This was during the Irish Famine Period, and the people who set out from South Wicklow and North Wexford were not necessarily fleeing the Famine. The group were led by Father Thomas Hore and this book charts their none-too-smooth progress as the original grouping of around 1,000 splintered up and ended up in various different locations in the USA.

ID number(s): 0952202956 / o952202905

Contents: Lists of sponsors — Prologue — The shaping of Thomas Hore — Coolattin Estate — Disaster — Bishop Byrne of Arkansas — The Melleray Connection — Farewell to famine — Liverpool – the emigrants’ limbo — Water, water everywhere… — New Orleans to Little Rock — Fort Smith — Plan B — Conclusion — Appendix 1: The Refugio Connection — Appendix 2: Passengers who travelled on the ‘Ticonderoga’, ‘Loodianah’ and the ‘Chasca’ — Chronology — Notes — Bibliography — List of subscribers.

WW Connection #1: Many of the emigrants hailed from South and South-West Wicklow.

Extra #1: includes photographs, illustrations and maps.

Extra #2: includes the names of 847 people who emigrated.

Extra #3: Check Libraries Ireland for this publication.

Extra #4: Check OCLC WorldCat.org for this publication in libraries worldwide.


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