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Boothstown in Lancashire was the focal point for many emigrants from Co. Galway. If a friend or relative had accomodation and work was available in the area, it was the start of a new life for many families.

The main source of work was the coal industry and it must have been something of a culture shock to be working under the ground instead of on it.


There is an excelent website giving the history of Boothstown.

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