Emigration after The Famine Galway

After the Famine, or the Great Hunger, millions of Irish men and women emigrated. Galway was no different, in fact from 1847 to 1857 over 100 ships left Galway Bay carrying emigrants to America. Later on in the latter end of the 19th century and until the 1950's Passenger Liners regularly anchored in the bay and tenders brought out the passengers from Galway docks to the great ships. Once Air travel came into being transatlantic, the days of the Liner were over