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 Carrickmacross Workhouse

 

In the early 1840's, the population of Ireland was almost 9 million - 3 million of whom were destitute, primarily due to evictions by landlords. 

Carrickmacross Workhouse was one of 130 Workhouses built throughout Ireland between 1841 and 1843 to house the poor, hence the Irish name of Teach na mBocht - The Poorhouse. 

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