Ireland recreates the immigrant experience
Trace your Irish ancestry with help from three popular tourist attractions in Ireland: the Guinness Storehouse’s archives, the replica of the Jeanie Johnston ship and the Cobh Heritage Centre.
In the archives of the Guinness Storehouse in Dublin, German filmmaker Martin Duffy has been studying the employee records of relative Jack Carruthers, who started his career as a cooper at Guinness in 1945. But sleuthing the family tree also revealed fascinating insights into the social history of Ireland in the 1940s, the lives of non-skilled laborers and the people and events that lead to the emergence of the trade union movement.Across town at the Jeanie Johnston, a replica of an 1847 famine ship that opened in June 2010, guide Paul McCarthy describes two cousins from Boston whose great-great-grandmother immigrated...
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