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Waterford Crystal, Giftology Alana 5" Crystal Bowl

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In the late summer of 1888 a large number of evictions took place on the estate of Vandeleurs in the wider Kilrush area. T Birmingham's House. Moyasta, Co. Clare

In the late summer of 1888 a large number of evictions took place on the estate of Vandeleurs in the wider Kilrush area. T Birmingham's House. Moyasta, Co.

Irish men and women, cutting peat turf. The Penal Laws of the early 1700s required the Irish to change their religion. The Penal Laws allowed British occupiers to take the land of those who didn’t become protestants. The Irish were left with extremely small paecels of land too small for most crops (i.e. wheat, barley, etc,) In this way the Irish became dependent on the potato for survival because sufficient amounts could be grown of very small plots of land.

Irish men and women, cutting peat turf. The Penal Laws of the early required the Irish to change their religion. The Penal Laws allowed British occupiers to take the land of those who didn’t become protestants.

A column of Irish refugees fleeing the ruins of their homes following the Sack of Balbriggan by the British Occupation Forces during the Irish War of Independence, Ireland, 1920

History And Counter-History In Ireland – Confronting The Apologist Historians

Irish kitchen

The Irish Peasant at Home ~ Houses and villages, Ireland - even though this photograph was taken at the end of the century - housing for the agricultural worker population of Europe remained little changed from the Middle Ages

c. 1888 Mathias McGrath's home in Moyasta, County Clare after destruction by a battering ram.

Eviction of Mathias Magrath. Kilrush, Co. 1888 National Library of Ireland photo.

c. 1888 Mathias McGrath's home in Moyasta, County Clare after destruction by a battering ram.

Eviction of Mathias Magrath. Kilrush, Co. 1888 National Library of Ireland photo.