This book ranges through the histories of planned and assisted migrations in Ireland in the past four centuries. It looks especially at the way the movement of groups of people was managed and facilitated by a variety of agencies from the seventeenth century onwards. In all cases the aim was to regulate the inward or outward flow of selected categories of people, whether young and able-bodied, those with skills and capital, people with particular religious or cultural characteristics, or poor people with nothing.
Patrick Duffy is Associate Professor in the Department of Geography, National University of Ireland, Maynooth and author of Landscapes of south Ulster: a parish atlas of the diocese of Clogher (Belfast, 1993).
Gerard Moran is Coordinator of History at the European School, Brussels and author of Sending out Ireland’s poor: assisted emigration to North America in the nineteenth century (Dublin, 2004)
- Introduction: Migration management in Ireland (Patrick Duffy)
- Chapter 1 Irish emigration to Castille in the opening years of the seventeenth century (Ciaran O’Scea)
- Chapter 2 Planned migration to Ireland in the seventeenth century (Raymond Gillespie)
- Chapter 3 ‘With a little help from their friends’: assisted emigration schemes 1700-1845 (Trevor Parkhill)
- Chapter 4 ‘Disencumbering our crowded places’: theory and practice of estate emigration schemes in mid-nineteenth century Ireland (Patrick Duffy)
- Chapter 5 The Palmerston estate in county Sligo: improvement and assisted emigration before 1850 (Thomas Power)
- Chapter 6 ‘Shovelling out the poor’: assisted emigration from Ireland from the great famine to the fall of Parnell (Gerard Moran)
- Chapter 7 ‘Moral repatriation’: the response to Irish unmarried mothers in Britain, 1920s-1960s (Lindsey Farner-Byrne)
- Chapter 8 State-sponsored migrations to the east midlands in the twentieth century (Martin Whelan, William Nolan, Patrick Duffy)