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- Sir Edward Denny was a landlord living in England. He owned a large estate in Kerry. He had an agent named Francis Denny living in Tralee who collected the rent from the tenants. His estate extended as far to the west as Camp where it bounded Lord Ventry's estate.
About fifty years ago the people of the parish were very poor and the landlord was very cruel. At one time the people had to pay seven pounds for each cow. When the people refused to pay the bailiffs came to seize cattle on the lands and they often evicted the people.
Sometimes the people put the cattle into the kitchen and locked the doors. The English Government made a law at this time that the bailiffs should not break a lock or enter a house by force. When the bailiffs found the doors locked they had to go away.
Sir Edward Denny lost his money on horse betting and about forty five yeas ago he had to sell his estate to the English Government. His tenants hated him and called him Denny bacach on account of he being lame. Denny Street in Tralee is called after him.Transcribed by a member of our volunteer transcription project.