Find your Family
If your ancestor was one of the 6000 tenants cleared from the Fitzwilliam Estate, you should find their names on this list compiled by Arklow author and historian Jim Rees for his book ‘Surplus People’.
Tenants listed in Coolattin Estate Emigration 1847-56
However, for centuries, many more emigrants from all over the county of Wicklow left for a new life in Canada.
And this year Co. Wicklow would like to welcome you home.
Tell us about your Wicklow roots and if you need help with your search.
Children of Thomas and Ellen Kenny
Back row- James Kenny (1842-1923), Richard Kenny (1845-1916) Edward Kenny (1848-1929)
Sitting- Mary Kenny Hourigan (1852-1928) Anne Kenny Gillick (1849-1915)