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Kinvara – the Sharpe Estate Struggle – 1910

The Connacht Tribune, 23rd April, 1910 p.3

Fair Day, Kinvara c.1950 Photo: Cresswell archives
Fair Day, Kinvara c.1950
Photo: Cresswell archives

SHARPE ESTATE STRUGGLE – KINVARA’S RALLY ROUND NATIONAL STANDARD
Magnificent monster meeting – other estates involved in the fight

Not for many a year has such a display of enthusiasm been witnessed in Kinvara as that which characterised the monster meeting held on Sunday last under the auspices of the United Irish League and of the Town Tenant’s League. It was as if the town of the Auld Plaid Shawl had suddenly thrown off the lethargy that has hung over it for the past decade, and once again taken its proper place in the agitation for a people’s rights, and as if her sons had girded on their armour and taken their position in the fighting race of this nation.

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