Subscribe for Unlimited Access to Turtle’s History Quarter.

Includes content from Vanishing Ireland, Easter Dawn, Dublin Docklands, The Irish Pub, Maxol and many more, as well as Waterways Ireland, the Past Tracks project and hundreds of historical articles on Irish families, houses, companies and events.

An Argentine Tale: The Dresden Affair of 1889

In 1889, SS Dresden docked in Buenos Aires with the largest number of passengers ever to arrive in Argentina from any one destination on a single vessel. Most of the 1,774 immigrants on board were Irish. The arrival of the ship was to prove one of the most miserable events in the history of Irish emigration.