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Dunbrody A Famine Odyssey : How JFK's Roots Helped Revive An Irish Town

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ISBN: 9781527272309
AuthorReidy, Sean
Pub Date01/09/2021
BindingHardback
CountryIRL
Dewey325.2415
Quick overview 2020 Publication. Tells the amazing story of an ambitious undertaking to raise millions and build a life-sized replica of a 485-tonne 19th century Famine ship whose masts, spurs and rigging tower above the quayside. The ship is called the Dunbrody, named after an original ship of similar features, that took thousands of people from New Ross to the ‘New World’ in the United States during the dreadful Famine years.
€20.00

This book is teeming with endless pages of history in print and images – all great occasions that firmly placed the spotlight on New Ross and brought to life international tourism. It also records the stormy days when the rocks were in sight and the waves were high; but then like the 19th century Famine passengers embarking on the unknown amid poverty and hopelessness, determination, resolve and indomitable resilience will succeed against the odds.

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This book is teeming with endless pages of history in print and images – all great occasions that firmly placed the spotlight on New Ross and brought to life international tourism. It also records the stormy days when the rocks were in sight and the waves were high; but then like the 19th century Famine passengers embarking on the unknown amid poverty and hopelessness, determination, resolve and indomitable resilience will succeed against the odds.

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