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Changing county origins of Irish immigrants (1st of 5)

Changing county origins of Irish immigrants

These maps show the different counties in Ireland from which New Zealand’s Irish immigrants emigrated. In the period 1840–53 most came from the area around Dublin, where a number of soldiers were recruited, and from Munster in the south-west, where the famine had hit hard. At this stage the numbers from Ulster, in the north-east, were not great.

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Source: Sample of death registers, ‘Peopling’ project, Ministry for Culture and Heritage, Wellington

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Jock Phillips, 'Irish - Migration after 1870', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 26 February 2024)

Story by Jock Phillips, published 8 Feb 2005, updated 1 Mar 2015