In May 1847 Major Denis Mahon oversaw the assisted emigration of 1,490 people from his Strokestown estate in county Roscommon. Largely seen as act of benevolence at the time, there were some who alleged that more than 3,000 people were evicted from the Mahon estate during the course of the year, including those who were assisted in passage to Canada. Here are some of the locations and numbers who were evicted as mentioned by Bishop Browne in an article published in the Freeman’s Journal in April 1848:
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.
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