School: Tuairín Chathail (B.) (roll number 10392)

Location:
Tooreencahill, Co. Kerry
Teacher:
Diarmuid Ó Cróinín

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The Local Landlords - Lord Kenmare

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0452, Page 299

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Lord Kenmare was the local landlord but several years ago the Land Commission took over the Kenmare Estate. Lord Kenmare's family name was Drowne, and the held this estate for about eighty years. The Browne family themselves were supposed to be rather good people. But some of the agents they employed were of the worst type. If the tenants got into arrears with their rent, they would be evicted. The land was divided into farms, and farmers who had large farms, divided them between two or three members of the family when they were getting married. Lord Kenmare still holds the equal game rights.

Collector
Tom Fleming
Gender
male
Address
Tooreencahill, Co. Kerry
Informant
Michael Fleming
Gender
male
Age
68
Address
Tooreencahill, Co. Kerry
Language
English