Laois (Queens County)

Laois Famine Eviction Locations- Can you help?

In 1848 four locations in Queen’s County (Laois) were mentioned regarding eviction. Can you help us in locating these townlands. To narrow it down they are all located within the Abbeyleix Barony.

Maughersillogue?

Aghofar?

Coolkenny?

Cremogue?

 

The Emo Evictions

When I go about the estate, each farm reminds me of some old friend, some tenant…to whom the home is endeared the same as my home is to me. I like to gaze upon the estate, and see my tenants and their families secure and comfortable in their dwellings.” (Leinster Express May 1883)

 

 

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