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Local Studies Department

The Great Famine in Co. Kildare 1846 - 1849

These articles have been transcribed in their entirety from the Leinster Express newspaper. They cover the period 1839-1849 and include all references to the Poor Law and the famine in Co. Kildare. The years immediately preceding the famine (1839-1845) have been included in order to provide background information on the development of the Poor Law in the county.

Below are articles covering the years 1846-49. The page and column numbers refer to the original newspaper.

The years 1839-1845 are on a separate document.

Athy Poor Law Union - February 11th, 1846

Athy Poor Law Union - February 21st, 1846

Athy Poor Law Union - February 21st, 1846

Athy Poor Law Union - February 28th, 1846

Work in Kilcullen - February 28th, 1846

Athy Poor Law Union- March 7th, 1846

Co. Kildare Extraordinary Presentment Sessions - March 21st, 1846

Approach of Famine - March 28th, 1846

Meeting at Naas - March 28th, 1846

Relief Works, Kilcullen - March 28th, 1846

General Distress - April 25th, 1846

Public Meeting at Naas for the Relief of the Poor - May 9th, 1846

Meeting at Naas to consider the state of the Poor - May 16th, 1846

Emigration - May 23rd, 1846

Poor Law in Celbridge - June 6th, 1846

Naas Poor Law Union - June 20th, 1846

Poor Relief in Kilcullen - June 20th, 1846

Potato Crop in Ballitore - June 27th, 1846

Public Works in Co. Kildare - July 25th, 1846

Athy Poor Law Union - August 22nd, 1846

Athy Poor Law Union - September 19th , 1846

Employment of the People - October 3rd, 1846

Public meeting at Ballymore Eustace - October 10th, 1846

Employment of the Poor, Athy - October 10th, 1846

Duties of Landlords - October 10th, 1846

Relief Meeting at Naas - October 10th, 1846

Relief Meeting at Kildare - October 17th, 1846

County Kildare Extraordinary Sessions - October 17th, 1846

Relief Meeting at Narraghmore - October 17th, 1846

Relief Meeting in Rathangan - October 17th, 1846

Athy Poor Law Union - October 17th, 1846

Extraordinary Presentment Sessions at North Naas - October 24th, 1846

Extraordinary Presentment Sessions for Kilkea & Moone - October 24th, 1846

Extraordinary Presentment Sessions for Clane - October 24th, 1846

Extraordinary Presentment Sessions for East Narragh - October 31st, 1846

Extraordinary Presentment Sessions for East Ophaley - October 31st, 1846

Athy Poor Law Union - November 14th, 1846

Board of Public Works Drainage - November 14th, 1846

Extraordinary Presentment Sessions for South Naas - November 14th, 1846

Extraordinary Presentment Sessions for East Narragh - November 21st, 1846

The Labour Rate Act - December 12th, 1846

Poor Relief in the Barony of South Salt - January 2nd, 1847

Relief Meeting at Kill - January 2nd, 1847

Poor in Kilcullen - January 9th, 1847

Relief Works - January 9th, 1847

Extraordinary Presentment Sessions for North Naas - January 23rd, 1847

Poor Relief Meeting at Naas - January 23rd, 1847

Naas Poor Relief Committee - January 30th, 1847

Extraordinary Presentment Sessions for Kilcullen - January 30th, 1847

Athy Poor Law Union - February 13th, 1847

Castledermot Relief Fund - February 13th, 1847

Reproductive Employment - February 13th, 1847

Athy Poor Law Union - February 27th, 1847

Board of Public Works Drainage - March 6th, 1847

Emigration - March 6th, 1847

Relief of the Irish Poor - March 6th, 1847

Reproductive Employment - March 20th, 1847

Relief Works in County Kildare - March 20th, 1847

Athy Poor Law Union to Builders - March 27th, 1847

Report of the County Surveyor of Kildare - March 27th, 1847

Clane Extraordinary Presentment Sessions - March 27th, 1847

Athy Poor Law Union - April 17th, 1847

Equipment for Soup Kitchens - April 17th, 1847

Extraordinary Sessions for Narraghmore - April 17th, 1847

Destitution in Kilcullen - April 17th, 1847

Board of Public Works : Drainage of lands - April 24th, 1847

Relief in Kilmeague - April 24th, 1847

Athy Poor Law Union - May 22nd, 1847

Temporary Relief Rate, Meeting at Caragh - May 22nd, 1847

The late Concert at Naas - May 29th, 1847

Crops in County Kildare - June 5th, 1847

Crops in Kilcullen - June 5th, 1847

Athy Fever Hospital - June 26th, 1847

Fever in Kilcullen - July 10th, 1847

Rates for Athy Poor Law Union - July 17th, 1847

Athy Poor Law Union - July 31st, 1847

Rates in Naas Poor Law Union - August 14th, 1847

Athy Poor Law Union - August 28th, 1847

Athy Poor Law Union - August 28th, 1847

Athy Board of Guardians - August 28th, 1847

Athy Poor Law Union - September 4th, 1847

Emigration - September 4th, 1847

Athy Poor Law Union - September 18th, 1847

Athy Poor Law Union - October 9th, 1847

Athy Poor Law Union - October 9th, 1847

Report of Relief Committee of Athy Electoral Division - October 9th, 1847

Naas Poor Law Union - October 16th, 1847

Athy Poor Law Union - October 30th, 1847

Concert at Naas - October 30th, 1847

Crops in Kilcullen - November 6th, 1847

Athy Poor Law Union - November 20th, 1847

Athy Poor Law Union - December 4th, 1847

Athy Poor Law Union - December 11th, 1847

Employment of the Destitute - December 18th, 1847

Relief of Poor at Naas - January 1st 1848

Clane Presentment Sessions - January 15th, 1848

Athy Poor Law Union - February 5th, 1848

Athy Poor Law Union - February 28th 1848

Celbridge Poor Rate - March 4th 1848

Athy Poor Law Union - March 11th 1848

Davidstown and Narraghmore Relief Committee - March 25th, 1848

Naas Poor Law Union - March 25th 1848

Athy Poor Law Union - April 8th, 1848

Employment in Naas Electoral Division - April 22nd, 1848

Naas Poor Law Union - April 22nd, 1848

Athy Poor Law Union - April 22nd, 1848

Naas Poor Law Union - April 29th, 1848

Naas Poor Law Union - May 20th, 1848

Naas Poor Law Union - June 10th, 1848

Naas Poor Law Union - June 17th, 1848

Naas Poor Law Union - July 15th 1848

Naas Poor Law Union - July 29th, 1848

Naas Poor Law Union – August 8th, 1848

Athy Poor Law Union – August 19th, 1848

Naas Poor Law Union – September 9th, 1848

Athy Poor Law Union – September 16th, 1848

Naas Poor Law Union – September 16th, 1848

Naas Poor Law Union – October 28th, 1848

Naas Poor Law Union – November 11th, 1848

Kilcullen Fever Hospital – November 11th, 1848

Naas Poor Law Union – November 11th, 1848

Naas Poor Law Union – November 11th, 1848

Athy Poor Law Union – November 18th, 1848

Athy Poor Law Union – November 25th, 1848

Athy Poor Law Union - December 2nd, 1848

Naas Union - December 2nd, 1848

Naas Workhouse Outbreak - December 9th, 1848

Athy Poor Law Union - December 6th, 1848

Naas Poor Law Union - December 30th, 1848

Athy Poor Law Union - January 6th, 1849

Rates in Lackagh & Doneany - January 13th, 1849

Athy Poor Law Union - January 13th, 1849

Athy Poor Law Union - January 20th, 1849

Naas Poor Law Union - January 27th, 1849

Athy Poor Law Union - February 10th, 1849

Athy Poor Law Union - February 10th, 1849

Athy Poor Law Union - February 10th, 1849

Celbridge Poor Law Union - February 17th, 1849

Athy Poor Law Union - February 24th, 1849

Naas Poor Law Union - February 24th, 1849

Athy Poor Law Union - February 24th, 1849

Naas Union - February 24th, 1849

Athy Poor Law Union - February 3rd, 1849

Athy Poor Law Union - March 10th, 1849

Athy Poor Law Union - March10th, 1849

A Good Landlord - March 10th, 1849

Athy Poor Law Union - March 17th, 1849

Athy Union - March 31st, 1849

Naas Union - April 7th, 1849

Emigration from the Electoral Division of Davidstown - April 14th, 1849

Athy Poor Law Union - April 21st, 1849

Naas Poor Law Union - April 21st, 1849

Athy Union - May 5th, 1849

Cholera in Naas - May 5th, 1849

Athy Poor Law Union - May 5th, 1849

Athy Union - May 12th, 1849

Cholera in Naas - May 12th, 1849

Athy Poor Law Union - May 12th, 1849

Naas Union - May 19th, 1849

Athy Union - May 19th, 1849

Emigration - May 19th, 1849

Naas Union - June 2nd, 1849

Naas Union - June 2nd, 1849

Naas Union - June 2nd, 1849

Athy Poor Law Union - June 2nd, 1849

Athy Poor Law Union - June 16th, 1849

Naas Poor Law Union - June 16th, 1849

Athy Poor Law Union - July 7th, 1849

Rate In Aid - July 7th, 1849

Naas Union - July 14th, 1849

Potato Stealing - July 28th, 1849

Athy Union - July 28th, 1849

Naas Union - July 28th, 1849

Naas Union - August 11th, 1849

Naas Union - August 25th,1849

Crops in Naas - August 25th, 1849

Athy Union - September 1st, 1849

Naas Petty Sessions - September 1st, 1849

Athy Union - September 8th, 1849

Naas Poor Law Union - September 8th, 1849

Athy Union - September 15th, 1849

Naas Union - September 15th, 1849

Athy Town Commissioners & Cholera - September 15th, 1849

Naas Union - September 22nd, 1849

Athy Union - September 29th, 1849

Orphan Emigrants

Athy Petty Sessions - October 6th, 1849

Naas Union - October 6th, 1849

Work in Athy Poor Law Union - October 13th, 1849

Athy Union - October 20th,1849

Athy Union - November 17th, 1849

Naas Union - November 17th, 1849

Athy Poor Law Union - November 24th, 1849

Naas Union - December 1st, 1849

Naas Union - December 1st, 1849

Naas Union - December 1st, 1849

Athy Union - December 8th, 1849

Athy Union - December 15th, 1849

Athy Union - December 22nd, 1849