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‘A man ran shouting: Lord Cavendish and Burke are killed..’

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The Maamtrasna Murders happened at a time of deep unrest in Ireland. Three years previously, the most effective protest against the insidious landlord domination of the vast majority of the Irish people found expression in the Land League. It was established on October 21 1879, in the Imperial Hotel, Castlebar, by a former Fenian prisoner Michael Davitt. In a sweeping revolutionary statement, the League proclaimed the right of every tenant farmer to own the land he worked on. Because of the abuses heaped on tenants by some landlords, it had an immediate impact.

Properties remain readily available for less than cost of construction - IPAV

Commenting on the recent CSO Residential Property Price Index for November, IPAV, the Institute of Professional Auctioneers & Valuers, said the slowing rate of increase in prices is in line with what auctioneers throughout the country are reporting.

Westmeath home restorers urged to get involved in the next series of The Great House Revival

Architect and television presenter Hugh Wallace has called on potential home restorers in Westmeath to apply for the next series of the popular series The Great House Revival.

Moate-based Irish Rural Link CEO re-elected as European body president

Moate-based Irish Rural Link CEO, Seamus BOland, has been re-elected president of a key European consultative group.

Priority to be given to new cycleway from Oranmore town to train station

Galway County Council and the National Transport Authority (NTA) are to prioritise the development of a new cycleway from Oranmore Town to Oranmore Train Station, on the Coast Road.

Latest property price barometer indicates sentiment changing - IPAV

The latest Residential Property Price Barometer from IPAV, the Institute of Professional Auctioneers & Valuers, covering the first half of 2022 shows an overall price increase of 6.36 percent on the previous six months.

Baboró back with a bang next month


The only show in town was Charles Stewart Parnell

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Week IV

A different type of politics was needed

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When Mitchell Henry entered Westminster parliament in 1871 he went with hope in his heart and a mission to tell the British people the precarious circumstances of the Irish tenant farmer. In many ways he resembled Jefferson Smith in the Frank Cappa film ‘Mr Smith Goes to Washington’ where a naive, idealistic young man has plans to change America.* Mitchell Henry, a liberal, kindly man, had plans to be a voice for the Irish tenant farmer within, what he believed, was a paternalistic landlord system, but he walked into a political cauldron, waiting to explode.

An exceptional family home in Moate

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