West Cork History



Bathurst, New Brunswick:

The ending of the Napoleonic Wars withe Battle of waterloo caused a huge collapse of farm prices and triggered a widespread depression. In the greater Bandon area this was worsened by the dependance of the textile industry much home based which could not withstand competition from England.

There are many accounts of widespread distress among Bandon weavers.

Emigration from the Bandon/Rathclaren area, Co Cork from c 1815 to Bathurst, New Brunswick, Canada

Sharon Haggerty, in Vancouver, British Columbia, has set up a focus e mail for those interested.



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