Tuesday 28 August 2012

Irish emigration to Canada: the film

This post comes courtesy of US blogger Dick Eastman who has stumbled across a two-part documentary made by Ontario-based Ballinran Entertainment three years ago.

Death or Canada: Fleeing the Irish Famine is a 95-minute film that describes the Irish immigration to Canada during 1847, at the height of the Great Hunger.

The film's been shown on RTE previously, and elsewhere on a couple of History channels but it can now be viewed freely anywhere here. You can choose to watch it online, download it for later viewing on your screen, or burn it to dvd.

See a two-minute trailer below: