Mountbellew Workhouse Project – Galway – Ireland

A project group is being formed to trace the descendants of the Orphan Girls Scheme who emigrated to Australia on the ship ‘Palestine’. The project will be twofold.  One line of inquiry will trace the lives of the Orphan Girls’ descendants in Australia and the second line of inquiry hopes to trace the descendants of relatives still living in Ireland  in the surrounding localities of Mountbellew, Caltra, Castleblakeney, Moylough, Newbridge, to name a few. New

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