The Irish Potato Famine

Brief contemporaneous reports describe the effects of the Irish Potato Famine.

The Irish Potato Famine in Irish folklore

The effects and legacy of the potato famine on the Irish people is discussed.

The luggage of Scottish emigrants

The luggage and possessions Scottish emigrants took with them when they set sail.

The religious and cultural differences for Irish immigrants in Scotland

The extent to which Irish immigrants were willing to assimilate into Scottish society.

Why did Scots emigrate to Australia and New Zealand?

Factors that encouraged large numbers of Scots to emigrate to Australia and New Zealand