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[Note 307.2] "I'll take you to Glasgow for only sixpence" - The first regular steam-service route, from Belfast to Glasgow in 1818, charged 14 shillings steerage - a couple of week's wages for a labourer. The cheapest passage on the Fingal in 1828 cost three shillings. Fares fell to as little as six pence a head as stated in the poem. [Ref http://webarchive.nationalarchives.gov.uk/+/http://www.movinghere.org.uk/galleries/histories/irish/journeys/journeys.htm].

 

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