Irish Emigrants in New York 1847 | Ciarán Ó Murchadha – Historian

These shy, gullible people were stunned and overwhelmed by their new surroundings, terrified by the great roaring cities in which they found themselves. This bewilderment is evident in some of the contemporary prints which show them crouched along the quayside, meagre possessions piled up protectively about them.”Taken from The Truth Behind The Irish Famine, 100 images, 400 eye witness quotes:

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