County Clare had the highest number of evictions,
in proportion to its population, of any county in Ireland in the
years 1849-1854, when nearly ten per cent of its population was
permanently evicted. Kilrush Poor Law Union, in the south west of
county Clare, experienced probably the highest level of evictions
in Clare in the same period. The Report reproduced here, written
by Captain Arthur Edward Kennedy,
Poor Law Inspector, details these evictions. The spellings of townland
and personal names have been reproduced as they appear in the report.
Many vary from present-day spellings.
The Village of Moveen