By Noreen Bowden | July 24, 2009
There are several heritage centres around Ireland with an emigration-related theme. Here are a few:
On-board museum highlighting the ship’s 16 voyages to America, in which the ship never lost any of its 2,500 passengers. Purchased as a cargo ship in 1848 by a Tralee merchant, it was used to transport emigrants over the next seven years.
Museum tells the story of the port of Cobh, the single most important point of embarkation and the 2.5 million people who departed there between 1848 and 1950.
Open-air, living-history museum telling the story of emigration from Ulster to America in the 18th and 19th centuries.
Replica of three-masted barque built in Quebec that carried emigrants to New World from 1845 to 1870.
For more information on emigration-related cultural institutions around the world, see UNESCO’s Migration Institution’s website.