Queenstown personal connection

Cobh Heritage Center

The Irish Free State was four months old when my then 35 year old Grandfather and Grandmother boarded the S.S. Montnairn out of Belfast. My mother, two months short of three years of age, accompanied them on this voyage to a new life as Canadian citizens. This slideshow is a mix of images from the Cobh Heritage center and my personal genealogy materials.

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12 thoughts on “Queenstown personal connection

  1. So interesting! I emigrated at 4 with my folks in 1957 from England (to Toronto) and still recall how immense this new country seemed, how swallowed up in it I felt.

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  2. Beautiful story and you have documented it with style and grace Michael. I know how important our grandparents journeys can be as mine also travelled far from their lands during the Civil War in Spain.


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