Ean Emigration Curriculum

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A presentation for the History Teachers Association of Ireland conference in November 2007. Ean's emigration curriculum project is aimed at producing a set of resources useful for teachers of transition year and research projects.


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Ean – the Emigrant Advice Network Noreen Bowden noreen@emigrantnetwork.ie

Here and there, or Emigration, a remedy: 

Cartoon published in Punch, 15 July 1848. Here and there, or Emigration, a remedy

A terrible record.: 

Erin - In forty years I have lost, through the operation of no natural law, more than Three Millions of my Sons and Daughters, and they, the Young and the Strong, leaving behind the Old and the Infirm to weep and to die. Where is this to end? Weekly Freeman, 1881. [National Library of Ireland] A terrible record.

The balance of trade with Great Britain seems to be still against us [Harper's Weekly, April 28, 1883]: 

The Irish vessel is labeled "Poor House from Galway." The boat from New York that is greeting it is called, "The Dynamite.“ This refers to Irish-American support for the political violence occurring in Ireland at the time. http://www.harpweek.com/09Cartoon/BrowseByDateCartoon.asp?Month=April&Date=28 The balance of trade with Great Britain seems to be still against us [Harper's Weekly, April 28, 1883]

Letter from America: 

James Brennan, 1875 Crawford Municipal Gallery Letter from America

[Emigrants at Cobh]: 

Joseph Wilson, 1930 [Emigrants at Cobh]

Economic Pressure: 

Sean Keating, 1936 Crawford Municipal Art Gallery Economic Pressure


Patrick Hennessey 1943 Hugh Lane Municipal Gallery of Modern Art Exiles


Kate Horgan, late 1980s Goodbye

Ballad sheets on US Library of Congress website: 

Ballad sheets on US Library of Congress website


Memorialising the Ulster Scots who went to America during the 18th-century migrations. This statue is located near the harbour in Larne, County Antrim. Larne


The plaque on the ground reads, “This sculpture is dedicated by Bill Durkan to the memory of the young men and women who emigrated from Kiltimagh, Bohola and the surrounding areas during the 1950s. Kiltimagh

Irish Emigrant Landing at Liverpool: 

Erskine Nicol, 1871 National Gallery of Scotland Irish Emigrant Landing at Liverpool

Possible remedies – the emigrant: 

Jack B. Yeats, 1905 Private Collection Possible remedies – the emigrant

Annie Moore: 

14-year old Annie Moore at Cobh; she left in 1892 and became the first immigrant to arrive at Ellis Island. Annie Moore

The Emigrants: 

Erskine Nicol, 1864 The Tate Gallery Ballinasloe emigrants waiting for the train The Emigrants

Sligo Famine Emigration: 

Erected on the 150th anniversary of 1847 Sligo Famine Emigration

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