Teampall Bán


Teampall Bán – Aspects of the Famine in North Kerry by Listowel historian John Pierse records what happened in the Listowel Union area, which comprised the baronies of Iraghticonnor and Clanmaurice during the period 1845-1852. It is a detailed study of many aspect of the Famine which will be of great interest to the general public and to those interested in local history, as it contains details relating to every district in the Union area. The book has been researched over a period of several years and contains the following information:

– A Prelude to the Famine (1824)
– The Potato Failure in North Kerry over successive years
– Population decrease 1841-1851
– Counting the dead
– Teampall Bán/other local graveyards
– Emigration and transportation
– The Nuns’ story
– Famine Relief Commission
– Conditions in the Workhouse/Fever Hospitals/Work of the Guardians