Although considered a prosperous agricultural county, parts of Meath were devastated by the Great Famine. Who were the evictors and why they did move to evict people from the land? The evicted we know included 15 families on the Somerville estate at Brownstown in November 1848 and 30 families at the Balfour estate at Kells in October 1849. This project aims to uncover other examples of eviction in Meath.
The Irish Famine Eviction Project has located almost 1,000 eviction sites. Use our map below to see the locations and details for each site.
Your information may hold the key to finding new eviction sites. You can contact the Irish Famine Eviction project via email or twitter below: