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From: "conaught2" <>
Subject: Re: [IRELAND] Ulster Catholic Emigration to Mayo 1796 - Battle ofthe Diamond
Date: Fri, 9 Jan 2009 06:09:02 -0800
After the Battle of the Diamond in County Armagh in 1795 there were many who
were forced to flee for their lives from not only County Armagh, but Tyrone,
Derry, Monaghan, Antrim, Down, Fermanagh, Cavan, Longford and Louth. There
are two excellent articles that tell the history of the necesstiy of the
migration to the Province of Connaught/Connacht, mainly to County Mayo,
some also went to Counties Galway, Sligo and Leitrim- some also fled to
North America and Scotland.
1. The Migration of Ulster Catholics to Connaught, 1795-96 by Patrick
Hogan; Seanchas Ardmacha, Vol 9 No 2 1979
2. The Diamond Fight of 1795 and the Resultant Expulsions by Patrick
Tohall, Seanchas Ardmacha, Vol 3 No 1, 1958
Lord Altamont, Denis Browne of Westport estimated the "entry to County Mayo
of 800 familes (4,000 individuals) up until Novemebr 27, 1796." There is no
record for the year of 1797 although the trend of migration into County
Mayo was the same.Other areas of County Mayo also received refugees from the
violence (The Baronies of Tyrawley, Gallen, Costello and Clanmorris
including the areas around Swinford, Ballina, Ballaghaderreen,Crossmolina,
Foxford and Claremorris).
The Migration of Uslter Catholics article has a petition signed by 101
persons who fled to Mayo.
"The Diamond Fight of 1795 and the Resultant Expulsions" has lists of names
of who moved into County Mayo and a list of the areas they fled from.
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