This examines the way in which poor relief, and in particular the Poor Law, operated in the north of Ireland from the end of the Great Famine through to Partition. Drawing on a range of primary sources it develops a picture of relief patterns, exploring the ways in which the poor law was administered and the ways in which the poor utilised the limited relief options available to them. The chapter provides an analysis of how releif patterns in the north reacted to broader social and political change, developed over time and compared to other regions within Ireland.
|Title of host publication||Poverty and Welfare in Ireland 1838-1948|
|Editors||Virginia Crossman, Peter Gray|
|Place of Publication||Dublin|
|Publisher||Irish Academic Press|
|Number of pages||13|
|Publication status||Published - 2011|