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Poor Law Union.

This division was created under the Irish Poor Law Act of 1838. In all 159 Poor Law Unions were set up at that time and a workhouse was built in each. While they are composed of a number of townlands they cross county boundaries and consist of an area up to approximately 15 miles radius of the workhouse.
 

 

 

 



 

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