Kōrero: Irish

County Down, Ireland

County Down, Ireland

In the 19th century most rural Irish people were landless labourers, or peasants with only a few acres. This small stone cottage, a typical home for many Irish peasants, is on the slopes of the Mourne mountains in County Down. Large numbers of Irish emigrated to New Zealand from County Down.

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Jock Phillips, 'Irish - Migration 1800–1850', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/photograph/4027/county-down-ireland (accessed 22 July 2019)

Story by Jock Phillips, published 8 Feb 2005, updated 25 Mar 2015