Carrick Suir (Tipperary)

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Carrick-on-Suir Workhouse on Historic 25 inch map (1897-1913)
Carrick-on-Suir Workhouse on Historic 25 inch map (1897-1913)

The following information was provided by Mr Steve Dolan, Manager of The Irish Workhouse Centre, Portumna, Co. Galway

The Carrick-on-Suir Poor Law Union was officially declared in 1839. The Workhouse was opened in 1842 at a cost of £6,200. It was built to house a maximum capacity of 500 inmates, but census records show that the true population of the Carrick-on-Suir Workhouse reached as high as 1,995 inmates in 1849. The Carrick-on-Suir Workhouse was built to accomodate people from the areas of Carrick-on-Suir, Grange, Mockler, and Kilcash in Co. Tipperary, Awming, Clonmore, Kilmaganny, Monkelly, Piltown, and Tullahaught in Co. Kilkenny, and Kilmeadon, Mothell, Portlaw, and Kilmoleran in Co. Waterford.

The Carrick-on-Suir Workhouse builings were attacked and destroyed in 1922 as they were being used as an army barracks. The site is now occupied by a housing estate. 



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  • My gg grandmother was in this workhouse. She came to Australia as part of the Earl Grey scheme in 1849 on the Eliza Caroline arriving in Melbourne in 1850.
    Her name was Margaret Britt and her parents were John Britt and Bridget Dwyer.


    Friday 10th April 2020 01:11AM
  • Hello,

    Have you created a Chronicle for your Ancestor? If not then I would advise creating one and linking them to the Workhouse. This will bring your Ancestor to the attention of our wonderful volunteers who may be able to provide you with some pointers for more information. It also sounds like a great story that we would love to hear.

    Best of luck with your research

    IrelandXO Team

    Chronicles Editor

    Friday 10th April 2020 09:05AM

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