Thursday, 17 March 2011

Famine and Shipwreck, an Irish Odyssey

CBC is breaking their fast on historical programming today, St Patrick's Day, March 17, to broadcast "Famine and Shipwreck, an Irish Odyssey" on The Hannah which was shipwrecked on its way to Canada from Ireland in 1849. Descendants of some of those saved live in the Westport, Ontario, area.

For a preview see: www.thefamineshiphannah.com

There is also a newspaper article, by Randy Boswell at:
http://www.ottawacitizen.com/news/from+starvation+throught+shipwreck+Irish+family+comes+Canada/4350266/story.html

via Charles Donohue and The Ottawa Irish Research Group

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