Eviction from Ballyduneen, Clare

Of course the process of eviction did not end on the day a family was removed. Eviction had far reaching consequences with long-standing close communities devastated and people being scattered across the globe as a result. Alan Jones has contributed information relating to his ancestors, John Carmody and family who left Ballyduneen, County Clare for New South Wales in 1851. The Carmodys were tenants on the estate of William Studdert of  Thornberry Lodge. The evictions took place on 12 May 1849 and from a small community (63 inhabited houses, per the 1841 census) included the following families:

ballyduneen-evictions

(Courtesy of Clare County Library)

For further information see Alan Jones, ‘From the Carmodys of Kilmihil to the Mulligans of Muswellbrook’ (Thesis submitted to The Society of Australian Genealogists, in relation to Diploma in Family Historical Studies, 2013).

 

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s