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

Resisting Eviction

One of the more remarkable features of the Famine evictions was the lack of resistance offered on some occasions and as the calamity wore on there was indifference on the part of the local community to the plight of the evictees. Of course not all tenants selected for eviction left without a fight and there … Continue reading Resisting Eviction