Photographer's Note

emigration has been a feature in ireland for several hundred years now, largely as a result of poverty, crop failures, the land system, and a lack of opportunity. cottages like these are scattered throughout ireland, evidence of years of hardship, poverty and emigration.

at the beginning of the 19th century the main industry of ireland was agriculture. large areas of land were under the control of landowners living in england, and much of it was rented to small farmers with little capital and few farming tools or equipment. many of them started to think of leaving and starting new lives.

from 1848 - 1950 it is estimated that over 6 million adults and children emigrated from ireland, ending up mainly in north america, australia and britain.

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  • Copyright: brian mccready (brianmcc) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 569 W: 0 N: 1044] (6221)
  • Genre: Luoghi
  • Medium: Colore
  • Date Taken: 2011-09-15
  • Categories: Rovine
  • Esposizione: f/7.1, 1/50 secondi
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  • Versione Foto: Versione Originale
  • Date Submitted: 2011-10-14 13:38
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