Website of the month, January 2013…

The website of the month for January 2013 is Emigration Isle, a website that documents and illustrates periods of Irish emigration over the past two centuries. As well as being a well-put-together website, there is much enlightening information such breakdowns of numbers of emigrants per province for different waves of emigration. The website also places a heavy emphasis on case studies, allowing visitors to get a better understanding of the reasons behind the emigration.

I leave you with a related song, written from the perspective of someone who now resides in California but is thinking about their home in Spancil Hill, Co. Clare.

Spancil Hill – Composer: Michael Considine, Arranged and performed by The Dubliners