Newspaper accounts can sometimes provide informative accounts of the eviction process, including family names. For example, according to the Nation newspaper the following tenants were evicted from the Goold estate at Carrick, Loughmore about three miles from Templemore in October 1849: Michael Beaton; Mary Moore; Nicholas Banan; William Ceary; Matt Maher; Widow Stapleton; Denis Carty, Michael Butler; Tom Ryan; Widow Ryan; Thomas Burke; Mat Connors; Peggy Stapleton’ Martin Fannon; Widow Fagan; Richard Burke ; Widow Leahy; Denis Ryan ; Pat Stapleton; Tim Mulley; William Mihan; Michael Cahill; James Ryan; Conor Cahall; John Riordan; John Shanahan (see Nation, 13 Oct 1849). Unfortunately other accounts are sparse such as the report in the Leinster Express newspaper on 8 September 1849 regarding the eviction of six families, numbering thirty-eight people who were evicted from the O’Driscoll estate at Ballyduff, Glankeen.

The following examples from Tipperary give some insight into the impact of eviction in the county during the Famine.





Kerry Examiner, 27 July 1849