Monday 6 September 2021

Offaly, Tipperary and Clare Workhouse accounts 1857-1878 online

Offaly Archives has digitised and released online two volumes of workhouse accounts for the Borrisokane, Kildysart, Nenagh, Parsonstown, and Roscrea Poor Law Unions. 

The volumes span 1857-1870 and 1871-1878 and can be downloaded in pdf format free of charge. Click the image, right.

The manuscripts were collected by Henry Trench of Cangort Park, who, by the 1870s, owned 4,707 acres in County Tipperary, 2,113 acres in County Offaly, 704 acres in County Clare, and some 3,500 acres in Counties Limerick and Galway. 

These volumes form part of the Loughton Papers collection held by Offaly Archives, a partnership between Offaly Historical & Archaeological Society and Offaly County Library.