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

The Commissioners to Captain Kennedy - August 24, 1848

WITH reference to that part of your Report of the 13th instant in which you advert to the evictions which have taken place in Kilrush Union, and state that a band of paupers taken from some distant stone-breaking depôts, and armed with spades, crow-bars, and pickaxes, completed the work of destruction in levelling the houses, I am directed by the Commissioners for administering the Laws for the Relief of the Poor in Ireland to request, that you will ascertain and report to the Commissioners how it happened that paupers in receipt of relief, and employed at stone-breaking, were allowed to assist in effecting the clearances referred to.

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