Statue in Londonderry 2 shots of same to represent Looking back--Looking forward to a new life.
Best viewed large size.
In the period over the famine decade 1841-1850,1.8 million people emigrated overseas from Ireland of those
70% went to U.S.A.
28% went to Canada
2% went to Australia
Most people paid their own fares to make the trip although prehaps 3% had their fares paid by their Landlords.
The cheapest fares where to Canada around 55 shillings while a fare to the USA cost between 70 shillings and £5 (100shillings)
To-days exchange rates £1 =20 shillings = $1.80
I had to use an imageing programme to cover up parts that where very crudely vandalised, sorry about that.