Donall Mac Amhlaigh

Paddy Neary Donall Mac Amhlaigh was born in Galway and grew up there and in Kilkenny. He left school at 15 and worked in various jobs before joining the Irish speaking Regiment of the Army. When he left the Army in 1951, he emigrated to work as an unskilled labourer in England. His book in […]

An Emigration Scheme For Kilkenny Weavers

An Emigration Scheme For Kilkenny Weavers Edward J Law (2013) There was a policy of assisted emigration from Ireland for half a century between 1828 and 1878 in efforts to relieve distress at home and to create a better future. Mass emigration began about 1835, and between 1841 and 1844 the numbers leaving the country […]