Its hard to believe upon entering the large halls of Ellis Island that this was the place that so many Irish Americans passed through on their way to a new life in America. The boat trip from Battery Park was a rough journey as the water on the Hudson River was choppy. It is hard to image my own ancestors making their way to an uncertain future. So many Irish left in very difficult times and succeeded in the land which gave them such an incredible future. It was fantastic to meet some of the descendants of the Irish Diaspora.