I wish they would have named them!

transcribed from the Irish Industrial Journal
Wednesday 10 October 1849

Deportation of Paupers Omagh Union

The Guardians of this Union have sent 19 orphan girls from the
workhouse, last week, provided with a suitable outfit, as emigrants to
Australia, the Government providing them with free passage from
Plymouth, to which port their expenses are defrayed by the Union. Four
orphan girls, from the Gortin Workhouse, were also sent at the same
time, provided with a similar outfit  Tyrone Constitution

Thursday evening 112 young women, selected from the workhouses of
Coleraine, Armagh, Newtownlimavady, Antrim, Ballymoney, Larne,
Cookstown, and Banbridge, embarked on board ' the Prince' steamer, for
Dublin, previous to their final embarkation for Sydney. The clean and
respectable appearance of the poor girls was most creditable to
themselves and their unions.

Sixty girls left Enniskillen Workhouse, Wednesday last, for Australia.
They were well clad, and selected from amongst all the inmates for
their excellent conduct.

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