Are there any records that were kept on the inmates of these workhouses please?
The Cahersiveen Poor Law Union was officially declared in 1840. The Workhouse was an existing building which was altered to be made fit for purpose and was opened in 1846 at a cost of £8,850. It was built to house a maximum capacity of 800 inmates. The Cahersiveen Workhouse was built to accomodate people from the areas of Cahir, Drummond, Glenbeigh, Glencar, Killemanagh, Killorglin, Killynaan, Prior, and Valentia.
The Cahersiveen Workhouse fell into disuse in 1921 and was sold in 1923.
All that now remains of the Cahersiveen Workhouse is a series of ruins 3 miles to the east of the town.
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RosettaSunday 12th April 2020, 03:54PM
Your best bet for finding more information about the Workhouse records would be to contact the Kerry County Council Archivist.
This link may be of use to you http://www.kerrylibrary.ie/local-history-amp-archives.html
Best of luck with your research
Valerie - IrelandXO Team
Chronicles EditorTuesday 14th April 2020, 08:33AM