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Irish Ambassador to Canada on National Famine Walk

2024-05-26

Irish Ambassador to Canada on National Famine Walk
The 1847 evictions, transfer and passage to Canada encapsulate a twice-told tale. First, it’s a story of British government and Irish landlord neglect. Mahon evicted 3,006 tenants and paid just under £4,000 for the passage of almost 1,000 of those he assisted to emigrate. For his unfailing cruelty, on November 2nd, 1847, Mahon was shot to death as he travelled home to Strokestown House from a Board of Guardians meeting. Murder was not a deterrent for the landlords. Evictions continued until some 11,000 persons of the 12,000 tenants were removed from Mahon’s estate.

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