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James J., Mangan

Gerard Keegan’s Famine Diary: Journey to a New World

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Gerard Keegan’s Famine Diary begins in 1847 when Gerard Keegan, a schoolteacher, and his young bride left County Sligo to travel aboard the new infamous coffin ships to Canada. In his diary Gerard Keegan charts the reality of famine and emigration-relatives seeking his advice, the walk from Sligo to Dublin, fever on board ship, a fight with the first mate, a catch of fish, storms, sighting whales, the passengers’ first sight of land–and the bittersweet fate of those who survived to reach the promised New World.

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Format

Soft cover

Writer

James J., Mangan

Publisher

Wolfhound Press

Publication Year

2004

ISBN

9780863279171

Language

English