School: Calry (roll number 10473)

Location:
Colgagh, Co. Sligo
Teacher:
Róisín Mhig Ualghairg

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Landlords

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0159, Page 260

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Mr. Whyte owned land in Leitrim and was both cruel and kind to his tenants.
He evicted several families and sent them to the mountains to make a livelihood. There they built cabins.
If he thought they lived too near the road he surely sent those poor people off to the mountains.
If he thought that a cottage obstructed his view, that cottage was surely pulled down.
He took good land from Catholics and gave it to settlers.
On the other hand he gave a lot of employment to the poor people.
He had a mill set up at the river and several people were engaged there.
He kept several horses, carriages, etc and had men employed looking after his farm.
He kept a bailiff, and the rents had to be paid on a certain day

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Informant
J. Tucker
Gender
male
Age
80
Address
Calry, Co. Sligo
Language
English