Wednesday, March 13, 2019
The students determined that the Dunbrody’s first ever commercial voyage was to Savannah, seeking Georgia timber and that following voyages brought immigrants from southeastern Ireland to the Hostess City.
Seán Connick, director of the Dunbrody Emigrant Experience Center, is thrilled with the detailed work conducted and curated by the student-researchers from Georgia Southern. While over here Howard Keeley, Ph.D., director of Georgia Southern’s Center for Irish Research and Teaching (C.I.R.T.), says the new student research will bring tourism, economic development and further bridge a gap between Savannah and Ireland.