Known as " The Earl Grey Scheme" from 1848 -1850, involved the relocation of healthy young Orphaned women, of dire circumstances, from Irish Workhouses to Australia.
This list shows the names of ROSCREA girls, 60 of whom travelled in 1849 aboard the ship " Pemberton "
9 girls travelled in 1850 aboard the " Maria "
Some further information is published in Australia on some of the Names on this list.
There was another Workhouse in DONAGHMORE, Laois . . 10 miles from Roscrea. . . still preserved intact . . .