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

The Vice-Guardians to the Commissioners - October 20, 1848

THE last week has exhibited in fearful colours the progressive destitution resulting from evictions, voluntary surrender of holdings by tenants on being discharged from all claims of rents.
THE number of houses thrown down must amount to near 2,000 since November, 1847; and the number of houseless, landless, naked wretches that must be wholly dependent for every means of existence on the rates must render it impossible to effect such object by ordinary means; and before the pressure increases. I deem it my duty to lay the posture of affairs before the Commissioners.

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