Eviction Cottage Elmhall

A 19th century eviction cottage at Elmhall, once the home of the Walshe family, who were evicted by the landlord's agents, has been restored and refurnished as a Heritage Centre, by Belcarra Community Co-Op.The cottage was the scene of the last eviction in Belcarra, where a family of nine were evicted by the Landlord's agents, the infamous Gardiner, Pringle and Cuffe on Saturday October 2nd 1886. Also restored is the 'tigin' which is a single room built at the time by the neighbours to house the evicted family.Work commenced on the project on April 7th 1997 and was completed on March 19th 1999. Most of the work was carried out by the local Fás Scheme and fundraising for materials was done by the local community. Great care has been taken and much research done to have the cottage as authentic as possible.

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Eviction Cottage
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