Reminder: ‘Famine & Eviction in the Midlands’ Seminar, 8 Oct

Famine Eviction locationsThe Irish Newspaper Archive in association with Offaly Historical Society present

Famine and Eviction in the Irish Midlands

8 October 2016

Offaly History Centre, Bury Quay, Tullamore

9.30 am   Ciarán Reilly, Welcome & introduction to The Irish Famine Eviction Project

9.45 am Michael Byrne, Urban poverty during the Famine years: the case of Tullamore

10.15 am Lisa Shortall, The diaries of James Dillon, county coroner and the Famine in Offaly

10.45am Andrew Martin, Irish Newspaper Archives as a source for Irish local history

Break 11.15 – 11.30

11.30am Jacqueline Crowley, ‘They may prepare to see the crowbar’: Evictions and the Incumbered Estates Court

  1. 00 Roisin Lambe, The murder of William Ross Manifold, Land agent in King’s County, 1852
  2. 30 Mary Delaney, Improvements and evictions in Geashill 1857-1871


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