Memorial: M6550

Memorial to those lost in wreck of 'Exmouth' 1847, Islay
Memorial to those lost in wreck of ‘Exmouth’ 1847, Islay

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)

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