Great to see images we took for the Cobh Heritage Centre promoting the digitisation of memorabilia associated with Irish emigration on the front page of the Irish Examiner today.

Cobh Heritage Centre, a wonderful interpretive centre which tells the story of Irish Emigration has announced that it has digitised several artefacts following a public call out for memorabilia associated with Irish emigration. The call out resulted in artefacts from all over the world being donated to the Cobh Heritage Centre. The artefacts have been digitised and several are on display at the Cobh Heritage Centre.

A selection of these include:

  • Message in a bottle – a small bottle and note thrown from the Titanic by Jeremiah Burke. The note said “From Titanic, goodbye all, Burke, Glanmire, Cork.”
  • A letter written on the Titanic by Edward Colley to his cousin. The letter was posted when the Titanic arrived in Queenstown / Cobh.
  • A shillelagh that belonged to an emigrant in the U.S. in the 1860s.
  • A water canteen that was used in the U.S. Civil War.
  • Two flags (United States and Company flag) that were hanging on the S.S. America on its last voyage into Cobh.