Feeling some performance anxiety because this photo is very special - it's our 1,000th photo on Flickr Commons! However, it's also special in that it's a quite rare (we think) capture of an eviction in a town. Most that we have are in rural settings. We thought this may
have been taken in September 1887 around the time of the "Mitchelstown Massacre", but as always, research here was a great help in establishing a more likely date of June 1887...
The Plan of Campaign was an attempt to gain lower rents through collective bargaining, because prices for agricultural exports had fallen dramatically in the 1880s.
Date: Circa June 1887
NLI Ref.: L_ROY_01083
Owner: National Library of Ireland on The Commons
Source: Flickr Commons