Catherine Hayes travelled the world at a time when the bell tolled almost every day at Lloyds in London to signal the loss of yet another ship. She was lucky not to have been lost at sea. She knew the dangers well enough and no one can doubt her courage and determination. The itinerary which follows is one of my working documents and will be expanded with notes in the published text. I thought it might be useful here to indicate those places in the world which she visited and where my biography should be of most interest. Some people may notice that certain dates and places disagree with all other published accounts. This is to be expected because ‘Virtue and Vice’ will be the first true account of her life.
ITINERARY OF WORLD TRAVEL 1839-1860
1839 Limerick- Dublin.Training under Sapio.First public concerts.
1840-1842 Dublin – Belfast – Dublin.Concerts during training.
1842- 1st Limerick Benefit Concert
1842 Dublin – Paris. Opera training under Garcia.
1842-44 gave at least two public concerts in defiance of Garcia
1844 Paris – Milan. Opera underRonconi.
1845 Milan – Marseilles1st Public Opera Performance.
1846 Milan – Vienna and Venice
1847 Venice- Vienna- Bergamo-Verona-Milan.
1848 Verona-Milan-Florence- Bergamo-Florence-Genoa
1849 Genoa-London. (Bishop Knox died in May 1849)
1849Tour of England
1849 Tour of Ireland (incl. Waterford)
1850 Tours of England Scotland, Ireland (incl. Waterford)
1850 Dublin – Rome
1851 Rome – London UK Tour (July/August in France)
1851 Liverpool – New York
1852 New York . Eastern and Southern States. Canada.
P T Barnum’s daughter’s wedding at Bridgport 1852
1852 NY-Panama- San Francisco. via Panama Canal
1853 San Francisco – Sacramento-SF- Grass Valley-SF – Chile – Peru
1854 Peru – SF
1854 SF-Hawaii – Australia (Sydney) –Melbourne-Adelaide
1855 Adelaide – Calcutta- Singapore-Java-Melbourne-Sydney.
1856 Australia – England.
1856 Trip to Paris.
1856 Irish Tour
1857 Tours of UK and Ireland. Never returns to S. Ireland again.
1857 Marriage in October. Leaves London for Pau and Biarritz
1858In France until July. Hasty return to UK from Bayonne
1859-61. Concerts in UK only until DEATH in August 1861
1860 Trip to Paris for Wieniawski’s wedding.