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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Private collection, Jock Phillips
Photograph by Jock Phillips
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