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Kinvara – 1889

The Irish Standard, April, 13, 1889 p7.

On Friday the 15th ult., a large force of police, accompanied by Redington’s representative, Malone, and a brace of emergencyment, with a battering ram, invaded the town of Kinvara, for the purpose of carrying out evictions on the property of Major John Wilson Lynch, chairman of the Galway board of Guardians. On the arrival of Mr. Kendall, the agent, the evicting party proceeded to Caherireland, a village some miles distant. Having arrived at their destination, the sheriff’s baliff and agent entered the house of Thomas Cavanagh, and demanded possession. This they took by force, casting all that was inside the house out on the street. The evicting party next proceeded to the house of Pat Cavanagh and cleared it of its occupants and effects. The tenants in those cases farm some thirty acres of land, and were well to do until the depression in the time set in. Before the eviction the tenants offered one year’s rent to the agent. This he refused to accept. The tenants evicted are determined not to advance a single penny on their former offer.

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B.A., M.A.(Archaeology); Regional Tour Guide; Dip. Radio Media Tech; H.Dip. Computer Science.

One thought on “Kinvara – 1889

  1. Thomas Cavanagh was my 2xgreat Aunt’s father-in-law. Her husband William would have been 22 years old at the time they were evicted. Terrible times.

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