Photos, figures and sources
Photos and images
Some copies of Rent Notices and Agreements from Lough Rynn.
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For years 1841, 1851 and 1861. Shows numbers of males and females for each year, plus visitors and servants.
For years 1841, 1851 and 1861. Classifies families according to their chief employment - agriculture, trade/manufacturing or other pursuits, and according to the source of their income.
For years 1841, 1851 and 1861. Shows numbers of males and females who can read and write, read only, and who can neither read nor write.
During the Famine years, the numbers of people in Mohill workhouse shot up.
After the famine, the number of houses occupied by the poorest labourers plummeted - as many died or emigrated.
The statistics present the stark reality of a permanently changed Ireland.
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For a comprehensive list of primary and secondary sources used here.