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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.

BY SHEILA SOBELL AND RICHARD N. EVERY Published: May 8, 2011
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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.
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If you go
Places to see
•The Guinness Storehouse, St. James’s Gate, Dublin 8, by phone at 011-353-1-408-4800 or online at www.guinness-storehouse.com.

•The Jeanie Johnston, Custom House Quay, Dublin, 011-353-1-473-0111 or www.jeaniejohnston.ie.

•Cobh, The Queenstown Story, The Old Railway Station, Cobh, County Cork, 011-353-21-481-3591 or www.cobhheritage.com.

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