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Gort – 1912

Freeman’s Journal 2nd May, 1912 p7 (abridged)

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Thomas Higgins, Patrick Hughes, John Daly, Fergus Kilcooley, and Tim Reilly from Kilbeacanty served one month’s imprisonment for playing a band in the private grounds of Mr Baggott’s tenants while Mr Baggott was having a shooting party. On their release from Galway Gaol they returned to Gort where they were met by a large crowd of about 300 people who marched in procession playing the same band. The tenants on the Baggott. estate are demanding a sale through the Congested Districts Board, but Mr. Baggott has so far refused to deal with the matter.