Emigration from Counties Cork, Kerry and Limerick, Ireland
to Canada, 1823-1855
December 2, 2016:
Map Source: This map is a portion of a widely-distributed black and white map showing the counties of
Ireland in 1848. It appears in many books, for example, The Great Hunger, Ireland, 1845-1849, by Cecil Woodham-Smith, page 13.
Counties Cork, Kerry and Limerick in Ireland have been extracted and combined on the following map. They are located in the
Province of Munster.
Carol Bennett McQuaig has written several excellent books regarding immigration to the Ottawa Valley, Ontario, Canada. Here is an
excerpt from the back cover of her book The Kerry Chain - The Limerick Link, by Carol McCuaig, published by Juniper Books,
2003, ISBN 0-919137-36-9. Another book written by Mrs. McQuaig is People of St. Patrick's, by Carol Bennett,
Juniper Books, 1993, ISBN 0-919137-29-6. Many of the families who came to Renfrew County, Ontario, Canada settled at Mount St. Patrick.
Some of the famine emigrants already had contacts here in the Ottawa Valley. The Peter Robinson settlers arrived here
from Cork, Kerry and Limerick in 1823 and by Black '47 were well established here. They were able to provide support,
advice for settlers and some churches were already in place in towns such as Renfrew and Pembroke.
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