Posts tagged Kenmare Board of Guardians

State Emigration from Kerry 1883

State Emigration from Kerry 1883

Boards of Guardians were empowered under an Act of Parliament 1849/1850 to apply part of the Rates and to borrow money ‘for the purpose of defraying or assisting to defray the expenses of the migration of poor persons’.  Power was given by The (British) Treasury to borrow from public funds  and  authorise the Commissioners of Public […]

Kerry Girl Returns

Kerry Girl Returns

On Thursday 6th October I had the pleasure of meeting up with Noni Rush in Tralee. Noni Rush, is a great great granddaughter of Margaret O’Sulivan (Cooper) one of the twenty five Kenmare girls who left Kenmare Workhouse in early December 1849 for a new life in Australia, as part of the Earl Grey Orphan […]

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