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Kerry Landlords: Trinity College Estates

Kerry Landlords: Trinity College Estates

Trinity College Dublin was one of the largest landholders in Kerry from 1597 until the late 1890s and early twentieth century.  Robert McCarthy in his book The Trinity College Estates   1800-1923 states that 75,326 acres was granted by royal grant to the College from the lands forfeited by the attainted Earl of Desmond including some […]

Kerry Famine Evictions

Kerry Famine Evictions

Evictions  occurred in Ireland when tenants could not pay the rent? While this might be the simplistic view it is not the full story. Inability to  pay the rent was usually the reason, but there were also a number of other explanations. Unreasonable  and unjust rent increases or landlords consolidating land from smallholdings that had […]