Monday, 25 August 2008

Irish famine ship drops anchor in Derry

The Jeanie Johnstone, a replica 19th century famine ship which carried emigrants to America between 1848 and 1855, made an unexpected stopover last week in Derry when it could not get into the Donegal port of Rathmullan. Having sailed from Galway, its next stops re scheduled to be in Larne and Dublin, before sailing to Spain later in the year.

For more on the story, visit http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/northern_ireland/foyle_and_west/7571860.stm , and to find out more about a 19th Century 'coffin ship', visit the Jeanie Johnstone website.

Chris

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