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1718 Heritage Trail: A Journey from the Bann Valley

Coleraine, Coleraine, Derry/Londonderry, BT53 3DR
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An estimated 250,000 Ulster men and women left Ireland for the New World during the 18th century. This heritage trail explores the story of the families of Coleraine, Aghadowey, Macosquin, Dunboe, Ballywillan, Garvagh, Kilrea, and Ballymoney who, driven by economic pressures and seeking religious freedom, left their homes for New England in 1718.

Many of them had moved to Ulster from Scotland in the previous 100 years, at the time of the Plantation of Ulster, attracted by the opportunity of cheap land and, in later years, to escape religious persecution in Scotland.

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