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The first steamboat from Liverpool to Dublin was set up in 1824. In 1836 there were forty such boats(i) By 1841 Liverpool was home to 50 thousand people born in Ireland (ii)

(i) The American Railroad Journal and Advocate of Internal Improvements, volume V, 1836 p131
(ii) Belchem, J. The Irish Middle Class Victorian Britain in Swift, R and Sheridan, G (Eds) The Irish in Victorian Britain  

 

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