The admission and discharge registers of the Rathdrum and Shillelagh workhouses date from famine times. and some of the headings under which information was recorded include:
NumberName of pauperSingle/Married/Widow/erChild ofTrade/CallingDisabled and nature of disabilityObservations on condition upon admissionDate admitted or when born in the workhouseDate of death or dischargeThese are perhaps our most poignant records, illustrating the suffering of the poor in the lists of names of those admitted to this institution, not only in famine times but throughout the 19th and early 20th century.
Rathdrum Workhouse, 1842-1914Shillelagh Workhouse, 1842-1918
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