Collection: The Lawrence Photograph Collection >> Eviction at Thomas Bermingham’s house in Moyasta, Co. Clare...
Eviction at Thomas Bermingham’s house in Moyasta, Co. Clare
|Main Creator:||French, Robert, 1841-1917 photographer|
This eviction took place on the Vandeleur Estate, Kilrush, Co. Clare. The battering ram was a purpose built pole and pulley system which could render a cottage inhabitable.
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Tuesday, 31 July 1888
Research by our Flickr Commons users established the exact location and date of this photograph. This was Thomas Bermingham’s house in Moyasta, Co. Clare. Thomas was in dispute with his landlord on the Vandeleur Estate. Thomas’ family barricaded themselves inside the house to resist eviction. On 31 July 1888, a team of “Emergency Men” used this battering ram to destroy the house.
Featured in the National Library of Ireland's "Photo Detectives" exhibition at the National Photographic Archive, Dublin, from 13 September 2017.
Additional information about this photograph is available on the National Library of Ireland's Flickr Commons photostream http://www.flickr.com/photos/nlireland/22713809624
Robert French was the chief photographer responsible for photographing three quarters of the Lawrence Collection. For more information, see the Dictionary of Irish Biography: http://dib.cambridge.org/viewReadPage.do?articleId=a3369
Physical description: 1 photographic negative glass 16.5 x 21.5 cm.
Caption on glassplate reads: Battering Ram. "Back with them,away with them". 1771. W. L.
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