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Festival celebrates 300th anniversary of first emigrant ship to sail from NI to America

A monument in Curran Park, Larne commemorates the Friends Goodwill ship, the first to sail from Northern Ireland to America in 1717. Picture by Mal McCann
EXACTLY three centuries ago 52 emigrants gathered their belongings, boarded a ship in Co Antrim and bid a tearful farewell to the place they called home. They boarded the Friends' Goodwill ship in La[...]

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