Over the coming months, coinciding with the journey of these families from the Ballyhoura region to the New World, we will explore and tell some of their stories of the country they left and the land they moved to.

We know that these are stories embedded in our communities, and that the ancestors of those who left are still resident here. If you have ancestors who were on board these ships, stories of those who left, those left behind, or of recent connections with family in the new world, we would love to hear them and, with your permission, to share them. 

Below are a selection of stories gathered from settler descendants: