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The Convict Irish in Australia – A Trip to Van Diemen’s Land (#401)

Rowan Gillespie Hobart

Were any of your Irish ancestors shipped to Australia as convicts? Join us as we travel around Tasmania off the south coast of Australia – a place known to many of our Irish ancestors as “Van Diemen’s Land”. You can listen to the show on your computer/smartphone by clicking on the play button above (the […]

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One Listener’s Story – A Letter from Australia to Ireland (#208)

So many people left Ireland for Australia in the early to late 1800s. Some were sent for “seven long years transportation” while others went of their own accord to seek a better life. Here we have just one story connecting so many threads between Australia and a County in Ireland. You can listen to the […]

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A Letter from Australia to Ireland

While the people of Ireland migrated to the four corners of the world, one destination was picked for many of them, the far-off land of Australia.  In this letter, we meet a reader who shares the story of her family’s journey from Wicklow to Melbourne. Céad Míle Failte and you are very welcome to this […]

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