Eviction at the Kiely-Ussher estate in West Waterford

The Irish Famine Eviction Project continues to receive information on a daily basis from individuals and local history groups. David Hallahan has sent the following information from an essay  ‘Ballysaggart Estate: Eviction, Famine and Conspiracy’ by Patrick Feeney (Decies Vol. 27, Autumn 1984) which describes how  in May 1847 the Cork Examiner sent a reporter … Continue reading Eviction at the Kiely-Ussher estate in West Waterford

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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 … Continue reading Clare & Limerick Evictions, 1848-1850

Genealogy and the Irish Famine Eviction Project

With over 60 regional and national newspapers now available on the Irish Newspaper Archive website (https://www.irishnewsarchive.com ) there exists the potential to examine in great detail the lived experiences of individuals, families and the wider community during the Great Famine. It is no secret that family historians, genealogists and others are often left frustrated by … Continue reading Genealogy and the Irish Famine Eviction Project

James Cuffe: A County Mayo Evictor

On a single day in June 1846, during the proceedings of the Ballinrobe quarter sessions in county Mayo, thirty-three ejectment notices were issued. In total these ‘notices to quit’ affected more than 350 people and in some cases entire townlands. There was nothing extraordinary about the number of ejectment notices which were issued ion this occasion in Ballinrobe, … Continue reading James Cuffe: A County Mayo Evictor

The Annaghmore Evictions, Galway 1853

The Annaghmore Evictions, 1853 In October 1853 the Freeman's Journal reported that all evicted tenants from Annaghmore, county Galway had emigrated to America.   These 33 families had been evicted in May of 1853.  Did the landlord pay them to go? Who was the landlord in question? If you have any information on these evictions please get in … Continue reading The Annaghmore Evictions, Galway 1853

Irish Famine Eviction Project Update (Feb 2017)

The new year has seen the Irish Famine Eviction Project busy updating the Eviction Map (see https://irishfamineeviction.com/eviction-map ) which when it went live in late 2016 had almost 500 sites of eviction recorded. A revised map will shortly be in place bringing this number to close to 800. We now have over 450 subscribers to the IFEP mailchimp … Continue reading Irish Famine Eviction Project Update (Feb 2017)

Welcome

The Irish Famine Eviction Project The aim of this project is to document, where possible, evidence of eviction during the years of the Great Irish Famine. In this respect it is hoped to include details such as the physical location, landlords name, tenants names (where cited) and other relevant information in relation to the eviction. This information … Continue reading Welcome