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Belcarra Eviction CottageMayo - Ireland West
The Belcarra Eviction Cottage, in Belcarra County Mayo, was the scene of the final eviction in this area; when the Walshe family were evicted by the landlord's agents in October 1886. This cottage has now been restored as a heritage centre and has been refurbished to how it would have looked before the eviction. There are life sized cut outs in the cottage produced by local artist, Bridie Geraghty and it is furnished with typical household implements of the era. Other interesting contents include a history of local place names, Griffith's Valuation of 1848, the 1901 census of Elmhall and Belcarra, plus headstone inscriptions from the local Guesdian, Elmhall, Drum and Protestant graveyards. Also nearby is a 'tigín', a simple shelter built by the neighbours to house the evicted family.
ContactTelephone+353 (0)87 909 0046
Address: Belcarra Eviction Cottage, Elmhall, Belcarra, Co Mayo, Republic Of Ireland