Memorial: M6550

Memorial to the loss of the emigrant ship  ‘Exmouth’ 1847, on Islay.

Location

Islay, Argyle and Bute, Scotland

Transcript

'THIS MEMORIAL IS DEDICATED TO THE / MEMORY OF 241 IRISH EMIGRANTS WHO / LOST THEIR LIVES ON THE 28TH OF APRIL / 1847, WHEN THE BRIG THE EXMOUTH OF / NEWCASTLE OUT OF DERRY AND BOUND / FOR QUEBEC CANADA AT THE TIME OF / THE GREAT FAMINE, WAS WRECKED ON / THE N/W COAST OF ISLAY, 108 BODIES, / MOSTLY WOMEN AND CHILDREN (63 / UNDER THE AGE OF 14, AND 9 INFANTS) / WERE RECOVERED AND ARE BURIED / UNDER THE SOFT GREEN TURF OF /TRAIGH BHAN / MAY THEIR SOULs REST IN THE / PEACE OF CHRIST', 'MEMORIAL FUNDED BY / THE IRELAND FUND OF GT. BRITAIN.'

Details

Description: A bronze plaque on a stone cairn within a gated and walled enclosure. A Celtic cross above the plaque and on the gate.
Type: Memorial
Materials: Sone; bronze
Vessel: 'Exmouth'

Extra

Bibliography: Richard E. Keys 'Dictionary of Tyne Sailing Ships' (1998)
Recorder: David Hodge

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