School: Soran, Longford (roll number 14683)

Location:
Soran, Co. Longford
Teacher:
Wilfred O'Callaghan

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Landlordism

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0759, Page 227

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The landlord of this district of Soran was said to be of Scottish descent, and was of the name of Furge-bush, later on changed to Lord Forbes. He was the greatest tyrant of the day, and was particularly noted for his harshness and cruel treatment. He evicted wholesale, and treated as ruthless as a landlord of his time had power to do.
Amongst many of these heartless evictions which he carried out, were the evictions from their homes of helpless women and children, whom he drove forth to die on the road-side in the dark famine years.
A very heart-rending story

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Collector
Josephine Maguire
Gender
female
Address
Soran, Co. Longford
Informant
John Lennon
Relation
grandparent
Gender
male
Address
Soran, Co. Longford
Language
English