About Us

Welcome to the Irish Famine Eviction Project

The aim of this project is to document, where possible, evidence of eviction during the years of the Great Irish Famine. In this respect it is hoped to include details such as the physical location, landlords name, tenants names (where cited) and other relevant information in relation to the eviction. This information will help towards understanding the local experience of removing people from the land during the Great Famine.

The Irish Famine Eviction Project’s coordinator is Dr. Ciarán Reilly , one of Ireland’s leading researchers in the area of the Great Irish Famine and Ireland’s historic houses and estates.  A member of the International Network of Irish Famine Studies, Dr Reilly is the author of The Irish Land Agent, 1830-1860: the case of King’s County (Dublin, 2014); Strokestown and the Great Irish Famine (Dublin, 2014) and John Plunket Joly and the Great Famine in King’s County (Dublin, 2012).

To date almost 1,000 eviction sites have been located and details logged to our Eviction map:Famine Eviction locations

This project is the first of kind and we are hoping to gather information from any source that may lead to identifying eviction sites.  You can submit your information or contact us via email or twitter below.



Have you information on eviction during the Great Irish Famine? If so please get in touch.

Email: famineeviction@gmail.com

Twitter: @FamineEviction

Facebook: @IrishFamineEviction

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