1886 cartoon depicting five scenes of an eviction in County Cork

The Oireachtas Library is displaying an 1886 cartoon to mark 140 years since the foundation of the Irish National Land League.

The cartoon, which appeared in the nationalist weekly newspaper, United Ireland, depicts an attempted eviction at Castleview, Co. Cork in 1886.

The Irish land issue consumed British politics in the 1880s. Large groups often gathered at evictions, and there was great media interest in these events.

To find out more, visit the digital exhibition of the documents in the display case.