1851 Limerick Census Reveals Extreme Overcrowding with 270 People in One House

In Limerick, a staggering case of overcrowding was reported on April 12, 1851, during the census enumeration. On the 31st of March, the enumerator discovered 270 people residing in a single house. This situation greatly surpassed another documented incident in which 26 Irish adults were found sharing a living space meant for only six people. Such instances powerfully illustrate the severity of overcrowding issues in Limerick during the mid-19th century.

Worcestershire Chronicle – Saturday 13 April 1901

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