Blacksod Bay Assisted Emigration Of 1800'S

This website [CLICK HERE] is dedicated to the memory of the people of North West Mayo who emigrated to Canada and the United States in the years 1883-84 assisted by “The Tuke Fund”.

“The Tuke Fund” was named after James Hack Tuke, a Quaker who spent over 60 years of his life striving to eradicate poverty and deprivation in the West of Ireland.

Entire families left their homes, with over 3,300 people from of North West Mayo emigrating to Boston and Québec from of Blacksod Bay on ships of the “Allan Line”.

This page was added on 11/02/2014.

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