Immigration to New Orleans

1st May 1850
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Father Hoare, the parish priest of Killaveny (civil parish: Kilipipe), had had enough of watching the suffering and death of the local people during the height of the famine.

He arranged for himself and hundreds of the tenants of his parish to leave Ireland for a new life in America. On 2 May 1850, he was joined by many of the people of his parish and adjoining ones to board the ship Ticonderoga. The ship sailed to New Orleans and Kilpipe lost a large amount of its population.