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|County Clare Poor Law Unions|
|In 1838 Ireland was divided into administrative districts
known as Poor Law Unions
‘for the more effectual relief of the destitute poor’. Clare was divided into four Poor Law Unions: Ennistimon, Ennis, Kilrush and Scariff with part of south east Clare falling into Limerick Union and part of north east Clare falling into Gort Union. In 1850 four additional Unions were created: Ballyvaghan, Corrofin, Killadysert and Tulla, with part of south east Clare remaining in Limerick Union.
|Source of images: The Poor Law Records of Counties Limerick, Clare and Tipperary by S.C. O’Mahony. Supplement to North Munster Antiquarian Journal vol. XXI 1979.|