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The Famine in Mayo 1845-1850: A Portrait from Contemporary Sources
was published in 1998 by Mayo County Library for Mayo County Council to commemorate the 150th anniversary of the Great Famine.

It contains contemporary newspaper articles, extracts from official reports, eyewitness accounts on the impact of the potato famine in County Mayo.

The extract here relates to evictions on Lord Lucan's estate near Newport. It originally appeared in the Telegraph or Connaught Ranger newspaper on the 5th. of July 1848.

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