Monday, October 21, 2013

The Mail Coach To The Port

The hustle and bustle of emigrants leaving a small Irish town, in this case Cahirciveen, Co. Kerry, is neatly captured in this image. People are loading their cases on the mail coach as a crowd of people begin to wave goodbye to the departing locals.

Titled, Irish emigrants leaving their home for America - the mail coach from Cahirciveen, County Kerry, Ireland (1866), it shows the first part of the long and arduous journey to America or Canada.

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