Donegal/Inishowen Evictions Talk: 05/04/2016 – Amazing Grace Festival 2016

On March 25, 2016 by admin
'Evicted': a painting by Lady Elizabeth Butler, a well-known English military artist and one of the most significant Irish subject painters of the late nineteenth century. It concerns eviction which she witnessed [Picture and text taken from Irish Central: http://www.irishcentral.com/roots/why-famine-came-to-ireland-93283629-237694481.html]

‘Evicted’: a painting by Lady Elizabeth Butler [Picture from Irish Central]

As part of this year’s Amazing Grace Festival, which is exploring the issue of homelessness, the West Inishowen History and Heritage Society is hosting this special talk: Donegal Evictions

Homelessness is not a new problem. Hear some of the tragic stories of eviction in Donegal/ Inishowen as local historians share their research into this issue. Doors at 7.30 Admission free. Refreshments provided. Donations appreciated towards the work of WIHHS.

Featuring:
*Mari McLaughlin – ‘Origins of landlordism in Inishowen
*A short video detailing the processes of landlordism in Ireland in the 18th and 19th centuries
*Dr Michael L Gorry – ”Inhuman conduct’: 19th century evictions in West Inishowen

For more information please click on our Facebook event page, or on the Amazing Grace Festival Programme

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