Placenames of Prince Edward County, Canada, Rossmore, Shannonville, Relict of 1820s Emigration from Durrus District, West Cork

Following the Battle of Waterloo an economic downturn coincided with the collapse of the local textile industry in Co. Cork This was exacerbated by the Cork Banking collapses of Leslies, Roches adn other Banks.  This prompted widespread emigration of small to middling Church of Ireland adn Methodist farming families with a smattering of Catholics.  Also included were labourers adn artisans.

There was much emigration to Canada in the USA an entry tax applied at that time.


Shannonville, the Shannons are a prominent family in Rossmore/Brahalish, Ireland:,+ON,+Canada/@44.1949151,-77.2361867,15z/data=!4m5!3m4!1s0x89d62c8f95110531:0xc9696b88f6f23750!8m2!3d44.1948822!4d-77.2273636


Rossmore, Canada:,+ON,+Canada/@44.1382761,-77.3950498,15z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m5!3m4!1s0x89d63aa5c7104c05:0x4e09c4829f5046be!8m2!3d44.138277!4d-77.386295


Rossmore, Durrus:,-9.5566069,17z


Mathanne Williamson is researching her family who probably originate in Rossmore Brahalish (Williamson/Baker) with some Mizen input

‘I noticed last years that some of the road signs were possible throwbacks to Durrus- Rossmore is a community, I was on Shannon Road etc’.