TÃ¡ an suÃomh seo i gcuimhne na ndaoine Ã³ Iarthuaisceart Mhaigh Eo a dâimigh ar eisimircigh go Ceanada agus na StÃ¡it Aontaithe sna blianta 1883-1884 le cÃºnamh Ã³ "an Ciste Tuke".
AinmnÃodh "an Ciste Tuke" i gcuimhne James Hack Tuke, ball de Chumann na gCarad a chaith breis is 60 bliain ag obair chun deireadh a chur leis an ngorta agus dÃothacht in Iarthar na hÃireann
DâfhÃ¡g teaghlaigh ar fad na cladaÃ, le breis is 3,300 duine Ã³ Iarthuaisceart Mhaigh Eo ag dul ar eisimircigh chuig BostÃºn agus QuÃ©bec ar long na "Allan Line" Ã³ Chuan an FhÃ³id Duibh.
This website is dedicated to the memory of the people of North West Mayo who emigrated to Canada and the United States in the years 1883-84 assisted by âThe Tuke Fundâ.
âThe Tuke Fundâ was named after James Hack Tuke, a Quaker who spent over 60 years of his life striving to eradicate poverty and deprivation in the West of Ireland.
Entire families left their homes, with over 3,300 people from of North West Mayo emigrating to Boston and QuÃ©bec from Blacksod Bay on ships of the âAllan Lineâ.
TÃ¡ gairdÃn cuimhneachÃ¡in cruthaithe i bhFÃ³d Dhubh ag Comharchumann Forbartha Ionad Deirbhile EachlÃ©im i 2013 ag comÃ³radh 130 bhliain an chÃ©ad seoladh. LiostaÃonn lÃ¡r phÃosa an, an dealbh bÃ¡id eibhir ainmneacha na ndaoine a chuaigh ar na longa. TÃ¡ an bÃ¡d ag faire amach i dtreo turas na heisimircigh trasna an Atlantaigh. TÃ¡ an bÃ¡d roinnte i gcÃºig chuid dÃ©ag, gach ceann ag lÃ©iriÃº bÃ¡id a sheoladh Ã³ Chuan an FhÃ³id Duibh.
A memorial garden has been created in Blacksod by Comharchumann Forbartha Ionad Deirbhile EachlÃ©im in 2013 marking the 130th anniversary of the first sailing. The orientation of the boat is due west indicating the direction of the emigrantsâ journey across the Atlantic. The side of the boat is divided into fifteen sections, each representing a ship that left Blacksod Bay. The width of each section relates to the number of passengers who left on each ship and their names are displayed. The sections are separated by spaces of varying sizes representing a timeline of their departures.
The famine of 1879 â 1880 is sometimes described as the last major Irish famine. In contrast with earlier subsistence crises, effective intervention, including assisted emigration, meant there was little excess mortality, even in badly affected areas such as County Mayo. The Mission of the Blacksod Bay Emigration database is to digitalize and make available the stories of the people of Belmullet and Achill and the descendants of those who emigrated under the assisted emigration schemes initiated by the philanthropist, James Hack Tuke, between 1883 and 1884 when 3,350 people had their passage paid to North America. It aims to document the people who left, where they came from and what happened to them in the United States and Canada; while at the same time demonstrating the impact which the exodus had on those who remained in Mayo. It is hoped that the database will help the descendants of the emigrants in North America to engage with their relations and the community in the west of Ireland, and that their shared experiences will re-establish a bond between the Belmullet and Achill areas and those areas in the United States and Canada where the emigrants settled. This is the start of a process which will strengthen the connection between the descendants of the emigrants and the home place of their ancestors.
DÃ©antar cur sÃos ar ghorta 1879-1880 mar an gorta mÃ³r deireanach. I gcomparÃ¡id le gortaÃ roimhe sin, de bharr idirghabhÃ¡il Ã©ifeachtach, eisimirce chuidithe ina measc, ba bheag duine a bhÃ¡saigh dÃ¡ bharr, fiÃº in Ã¡iteanna a bhÃ buailte go dona ag an ngorta i gcontae Mhaigh Eo. Is Ã© an aidhm atÃ¡ ag tionscadal Eisimirce Chuan an FhÃ³id Duibh go mbeadh fÃ¡il ar scÃ©alta dhaoine Ã³ Iorras, Ã³ Acaill agus Ã³ Bhaile UÃ FhaichÃ¡in Iarthar agus sliocht na ndaoine a chuaigh go MeiriceÃ¡ faoi na scÃ©imeanna eisimirce chuidithe a chuir an daonchara James Hack Tuke ar bun idir 1883 agus 1884 nuair a Ãocadh an bealach do 3,350 duine go MeiriceÃ¡ Thuaidh. TÃ¡ sÃ© mar aidhm ag an tionscadal na daoine a dâimigh Ã³n Ã¡it a chlÃ¡rÃº, chomh maith leis an Ã¡it arbh as dÃ³ibh agus ar tharla dÃ³ibh sna StÃ¡it Aontaithe agus i gCeanada; agus ag an am cÃ©anna an tionchar a bhÃ ag an mbÃ¡nÃº orthusan a dâfhan i Maigh Eo a lÃ©iriÃº. TÃ¡thar ag sÃºil go mbeidh an bunachar ina chabhair do shliocht na n-eisimirceach i MeiriceÃ¡ Thuaidh le teagmhÃ¡il a dhÃ©anamh lena ngaolta agus leis an bpobal in iarthar na hÃireann agus de bharr an stair atÃ¡ i gcoitinn acu, go gcruthÃ³far nasc as an nua idir BÃ©al an Mhuirthead agus Acaill agus na hÃ¡iteanna sin sna StÃ¡it Aontaithe agus i gCeanada ar chuir na heisimircigh fÃºthu. Cuirfear tÃºs le prÃ³iseas a neartÃ³idh an ceangal idir sliocht na n-eisimirceach agus Ã¡it dhÃºchais a sinsear. DâfhÃ¡g na daoine in Ã©ineacht mar phobal, a bhfÃ©iniÃºlacht fÃ©in acu agus tÃ¡ comÃ³radh Ã¡ dhÃ©anamh orthu anois ar an mbealach seo.