Dunbrody Famine Ship

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Dunbrody Famine Ship

The original Dunbrody was built in 1845 in Quebec. Dunbrody to carry anywhere from 160 passengers to over 300. Between 1845 and 1851 the Dunbrody carried thousands of emigrants to North America. In 1845, the very year of her launch, famine struck Ireland.

Of the 100,000 Irish that sailed to British North America in 1847, an estimated one out of five died from disease and malnutrition, including over five thousand at Grosse Isle.

Dunbrody Famine Ship

An orginial ticket for the Dunbrody Famine Ship.

Our class on the Dunbrody

The Dunbrody was built by the expert shipwright Thomas Hamilton Oliver.The building of the ship took only six months.


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