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Cahercon – 1890

Newtown Castle near Gort Photo: Dr Charles Nelson Creative Commons
Newtown Castle near Gort
Photo: Dr Charles Nelson
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NEW ZEALAND TABLET VOLUME XVII 7TH MARCH 1890 P 21

IRISH NEWS
Amongst the applicants for outdoor relief at the Gort Union was Mrs Alice Treacy, wife of Michael Treacy, who was evicted from his holding in Cahercon.  Treacy is at present in prison for taking forcible possession of his old homestead.  This is his second term.  He spent twelve months in gaol for the same alleged offence before.  Now his wife and four children are destitute.