School: Tóin an tSeanbhaile

Location:
Tonatanvally, Co. Mayo
Teacher:
Pádhraic Mac Pháidín

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0086, Page 318

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It was afoot during 1912. the land lords ware a party with headquarters in dublin. They were the successors to Rev Edward Nangle who founded a colony of Protestants in Achill in 1834. Nangle raised funds for purchase parts of Achill from Sir Neil O’Donnell of Newport the former landlord.
This fund was administered by a party of Protestant known as the “Trustee of the Achill Mission Estate.” They owned lower Achill, Mweelin, Pulranney and Innisbiggle isalnd. the other parts of Achill were known as “The Pike Estate”, the McDonnell Estate” and a gentleman by the name of Scott owned Keem and Corrymore.

The Trustee of the Achill Mission administrated their estate by means of Agents who dwelled at the Coloney and had a rent office there. the most notorious of them were Meehan, Weldon, Edwin Thomas O’Donnell, Salt Grierson. They had a band of bailiffs to help. About 30 years ago the C. D. B. was buying up the

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Collector
Pádhraic Mac Pháidín
Gender
male
Address
Doogort, Co. Mayo
Informant
(name not given)
Relation
unknown
Language
English