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Francis Ledwidge 1887-1917 ?? poet of the ?? stationed at Ebrington 1916

Ebrington Square, Londonderry, United Kingdom

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Penal Law Emigration. The impact of the Penal Laws shocked Ulster Presbyterians to emigrate to areas of North Eastern America such as Newfoundland, Nova Scotia, Boston and Philadelphia. Timber salvaged from the docks of the River Foyle

, Londonderry, United Kingdom

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The Scotch Boat. Derry became the departure for thousands of seasonal migrant farm workers between the 1820s and the 1960s, many never returning to the north-west but settling permanently in England and Scotland

, Londonderry, United Kingdom

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The Great Famine. One of Ireland's major ports, thousands fled from here to the Americas between 1845-1849 to escape the ravages and hardships brought about by the potato blight of the 'Great Famine' years

, Londonderry, United Kingdom

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Second World War. The City became the main convoy escort base during the Battle of the Atlantic, with many evacuees leaving for sanctuary in the United States through this port

, Londonderry, United Kingdom

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Relief of Derry. The relief of the 1688 - 1689 Siege of the city reinforced the inward migration of the Scottish and English settlers who established the merchant port in the centuries following

, Londonderry, United Kingdom

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Saint Colmcille. Derry's first emigrant, Colmcille established a monastery in Iona, Scotland after leaving Ireland in 563 AD, creating one of the major Christian influences in Europe.

, Londonderry, United Kingdom

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Saint Colmcille. Derry's first emigrant, Colmcille established a monastery in Iona, Scotland after leaving Ireland in 563 AD, creating one of the major Christian influences in Europe.

, Londonderry, United Kingdom