My GGG Grandmother was Catherine Hogan. She was born c1844. We believe she went into the workhouse at Mitchellstown sometime after 1848 when her father died. She was in the workhouse with her sisters, Bridget (c1838-1901), Helen Mary (c1848-1881) and Honora (c1834). Her older sister Honora was shipped to Sydney Australia as an Irish Orphan under the Earl Grey Scheme in 1850. Honora married William Harvey Holmes in Sydney. They first sponsored Bridget to NSW who arrived in Sydney in 1857. They then sponsored Honora's mother (Johanna Hogan nee Londrigan) and her other two sisters Catherine and Helen who arrived in Sydney in 1859.
The Mitchelstown Poor Law Union was officially declared in 1850. The Workhouse was opened in 1852 at a cost of £7,150. It was built to house a maximum capacity of 600 inmates. The Mitchelstown Workhouse was built to accomodate people from the areas of Ballyarthur, Derryvillane, Farahy, Kilcullane, Kildorrey, Kilphelan, Marshalstown, Mitchelstown, and Templemolaga in Co. Cork, and Anglesborough, Ballylanders, Cullane, Duntryleague, Gallbally, and Riversdale in Co. Limerick.
The Mitchelstown Poor Law Union was dissolved in 1917. The buildings were destroyed and only the entrance gate now survives.
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PabloWednesday 30th December 2020, 01:12AM
Have you added them to the Ancestor Chronicles? We can link them to the building. In this video tutorial I explain the process. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WG2FDXyo4EQ&t=3s
Chronicles EditorMonday 4th January 2021, 12:22PM