School: Maigh Ard

Maigh Ard, Co. na Gaillimhe
Máirtín Ó Dubhshlain
The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0006, Page 115

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  1. When England ruled Ireland there were many landlords in this country. Some of them were very cruel to their tennants. There was a very cruel landlord living near Cleggan. He would not allow the people to take shell-fish from the shore. If he caught them he would put tar and feathes on them. After his death his ghost was seen. There was another landlord living near letterfrack. He fought with his herdsmen and they were going to go to court. A fire broke out in his house one night and he had to leave at once. The people used to pay the landlords the rent by giving them hay or oats or anything off their farms.
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