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