Driving Cattle for Rent Between Ouchterard and Galway


“On coming to Spanish Point, I found an enormous building, once called the Atlantic Hotel, converted in to an auxiliary union workhouse. It is an emblem of what is everywhere going on– the change from productive industry, to destructive pauperism, the cessation of hope and enterprize, and the spreading of apathy and despair. . .

I send you herewith a Sketch of Driving for Rent. It may serve to vary a little the miseries I have to portray.”

Illustrated London News, December 29, 1849