Reports and Returns Relating to Evictions
in the Kilrush Union (1847-1849)

Captain Kennedy to the Commissioners - May 13, 1849

I HAVE the honour to transmit returns of the eviction of 151 families, numbering 757 persons, in this Union, within a very short period. Upwards of 400 more have been evicted, the returns of which I have in preparation. 
The dwellings of nine-tenths of these persons have been levelled to the ground. 
However great the labour and time required to collect and compile these returns, I consider them valuable records of the state of this Union, and calculated to show the difficulties the officers in charge of it have to contend with.
The suffering and misery attendant upon these proceedings is beyond the power of description. 

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