Clare & Limerick Evictions, 1848-1850

Much of the information below is drawn from the pages of the Limerick and Clare Examiner whose proprietor did investigative journalism work in relation to the evictions which were being carried out across the country and in particular in Meelick, county Clare.  His name was James MacCarthy, member of a prosperous family in the contiguous North Liberties of  Limerick city.  He could see the Meelick hillside from the house in which he was reared. MacCarthy’s work was widely published in other provincial and national newspapers including the Nation and the Freeman’s Journal.

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Meelick, county Clare

 

Matthew MacNamara has kindly transcribed the names and the number of dependents (110 heads of household; 499 people) who were evicted from the Meelick and North Liberties area, principally in the townlands of Knockroe, Moneen, Cappamahony, Stonepark, Knocknaskeha, Bulls Farm, Mountgordon; Gortgarraun; Bleach; Fean Cross area; Clonconane; Knockalisheen and Woodcock Hill. In highlighting the work of James MacCarthy, Matthew has drawn attention to the fact that the Famine evictions generated considerable interest near and far as special correspondents were sent ‘into the field’ to report on the latest doings of the dreaded ‘Crowbar Brigade’.

Name Place Dependents Date
Carey Francis Knockroe 5 March 1848
Carey Daniel Knockroe 5 March 1848
Downes Michael Knockroe 2 March 1848
Collins Morty Knockroe 3 March 1848
Egan Thade Knockroe 5 March 1848
Healy John Moneen 7 March 1848
MacCormack Michael Moneen 3 March 1848
Mac Cormack John Moneen 6 March 1848
Glynn James Moneen 7 March 1848
O’Neill John Moneen 6 March 1848
O’Neill Michael Moneen 9 March 1848
Hogan Lot Cappamahony 5 March 1848
Hannifin [widow] Cappamahony 3 March 1848
Mac Cormack John Cappamahony 5 March 1848
Leddy Ned Cappamahony 4 March 1848
Markham   [widow] Cappamahony 7 March 1848
MacNamara Michael Cappamahony 8 March 1848
MacNamara James Cappamahony 4 March 1848
Campbell Denis Cappamahony 3 March 1848
Cherry [widow] Cappamahony 7 March 1848
Hartigan [widow] Cappamahony 4 March 1848
Hartigan   John Cappamahony 4 March 1848
Meany   Thomas Cappamahony 10 March 1848
Campbell   James Cappamahony 7 March 1848
Frost Pat Stonepark 8 March 1848
Gearan Laurence Stonepark 4 March 1848
MacNamara [widow] Stonepark 7 March 1848
MacInerney Patrick Stonepark 6 March 1848
Fitzpatrick Michael Stonepark 4 March 1848
Ryan James Knocknaskeha 7 March 1848
Hickey James Knocknaskeha 8 March 1848
Simmonds Pat Knocknaskeha 8 March 1848
Cooney James Knocknaskeha 5 March 1848
Fitzgerald James Knocknaskeha 6 March 1848
Hannifin John Bull’s Farm and adjoining area 5 March 1848
Walsh   [widow] Bull’s Farm and adjoining area 6 March 1848
Hickey Hugh Bull’s Farm and adjoining area 5 March 1848
Meagher Pat Bull’s Farm and adjoining area 9 March 1848
Nix Charles Bull’s Farm and adjoining area 7 March 1848
Hickey   Thomas Bull’s Farm and adjoining area 6 March 1848
Hickey Michael Bull’s Farm and adjoining area 11 March 1848
Daly Michael Bull’s Farm and adjoining area 11 March 1848
Gleeson Michael Bull’s Farm and adjoining 5 March 1848
Gallagher Michael Mountgordon 8 March   1848
Sullivan Michael Gortgarraun 5 February 1849
Tidings [widow] Gortgarraun 4 February 1849
Keogh Thomas Gortgarraun 5 February 1849
Hartigan   Martin Brennan’s Cross area 5 February 1849
Healy Thomas Brennan’s Cross area 4 February 1849
Hourigan Daniel Brennan’s Cross area 4 February 1849
Cherry John Bleach 6 February 1849
Larkin James Bleach 9 February 1849
Cherry   Pat Bleach 8 February 1849
Hickey Pat Bleach 9 February 1849
Kinnevane [widow] Fean Cross area 5 February 1849
Kinnevane [widow] Fean Cross area 2 February 1849
Kinnevane Pat Fean Cross area 6 February 1849
Carroll      
Hartigan      
Hickey Thade Fean Cross area 6 February 1849
Donoghue John Fean Cross area 3 February 1849
Daly   Michael Fean Cross area 4 February 1849
Maher Pat Fean Cross area 10 February 1849
Walsh [widow] Fean Cross area 9 February 1849
Halloran John Fean Cross area 3 February 1849
Quane William Fean Cross area 12 February 1849
Kelly John Fean Cross area 9 February 1849
Connors Michael Fean Cross area 7 February 1849
Quane Patrick Fean Cross area 9 February 1849
Quane Patrick Clonconane 10 September 1849
Allen Michael Clonconane 6 September 1849
Mulqueen Michael Clonconane 5 September 1849
Halloran   [widow] Clonconane 4 September 1849
Ryan Mrs      
Keogh Michael Knockalisheen   March 1849
Morrissy James Knockalisheen   March 1849
Meehan John Knockalisheen   March 1849
Boland John Knockalisheen   March 1849
Mac Namara John Knockalisheen   March 1849
Moloney John Knockalisheen   March 1849
Hennessy   Thomas Knockalisheen   March 1849
Gallaher John Knockalisheen   March 1849
Quinn Biddy      
Flanagan Peg      
Maher James Woodcock   Hill 5 March 1850
Gleeson Michael Woodcock   Hill 5 March 1850
Ryan John Woodcock   Hill 3 March 1850
Davis Pat Woodcock   Hill 2 March 1850
Ryan Michael Woodcock   Hill 6 March 1850
Canty Patrick Woodcock   Hill 4 March 1850
Ryan Mary [widow] Woodcock   Hill 2 March 1850
Moran Michael Woodcock   Hill 1 March 1850
Gleeson John Woodcock   Hill 1 March 1850
Purcell John [with mother and 2 brothers] Woodcock   Hill   March 1850
Donoghue John [blacksmith] Woodcock   Hill   March 1850
Ryan Michael Woodcock   Hill 3 March 1850
Cusack Michael Woodcock   Hill 2 March 1850
Dolan Michael Woodcock   Hill 4 March 1850
Frost Jack Woodcock   Hill 5 March 1850
Cudmore   [widow] Woodcock   Hill 1 March 1850
Reddin   [widow] Woodcock   Hill 5 March 1850
Loughlin   Michael Woodcock   Hill 2 March 1850
MacNamara   [widow] Woodcock   Hill 3 March 1850
Cherry Michael Woodcock   Hill 4 March 1850
Griffin James Woodcock   Hill 3 March 1850
Meehan Michael Woodcock   Hill 2 March 1850
Hynes Peggy Woodcock   Hill   March 1850
Larkin   [widow] Woodcock   Hill   March 1850
Larkin [widow] Woodcock   Hill 2 March 1850
Quinlivan James Woodcock   Hill   March 1850

Our thanks to Matthew MacNamara for his contribution. These locations will soon be added to the Famine Eviction Map.  If you would like to add to the Famine Eviction Project please get in touch via email: famineeviction@gmail.com or via Twitter: @famineeviction

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