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Offline jytefas

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Re: Coolgreany Evictions
« Reply #54 on: Friday 05 October 18 10:31 BST (UK) »
Local History – Help Wanted!
Old Kilnenor Historical Society (OKHS) are pleased to announce the publishing of a book on the Coolgreany evictions titled ‘NOTICE TO QUIT’. This is an in-depth study of the Plan of Campaign evictions which commenced in 1887 and continued right through to Nov 1897. This is an opportunity for people with an interest in the history of their local community to preserve this history before it is lost for good.
In addition to researching manuscripts, documents and newspaper archives in The National Library, The National Archives and the Co Library in Wexford, attention is now focusing on the hunt for any old documents, photographs, meeting minutes, poems of this sad passage of history that you, your parents or grandparents may have stashed away in a plastic bag, shoe box or biscuit tin in the attic.
All we are looking for in our local community is for people to perhaps consider sending photographs of the evicted families, Brooke estate rent receipts, ‘Notice to Quit’ notices to tenants., livestock distrain permits, summons to court appearances, jail term details and duration, photos of medals for bravery, the presentation and associated documents, articles, memories, snippets, suggestions, illustrations - in fact anything that may add a small piece towards the jigsaw of the Coolgreany evictions. Photographs always enrich a history as they give the reader a flavour of the time in which the work is set.
If you have any material like this, and would like to make available for inclusion in the book, then please give me a shout on here or join our facebook group on NOTICE TO QUIT (Brooke Estate Evictions)
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Offline Andrew Graham

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Re: Coolgreany Evictions
« Reply #55 on: Wednesday 18 December 19 15:02 GMT (UK) »
To Carth nee Green.  Mary Darcy b1834 appears to be the sister of Bridget b b1837 (my gg grandmother) her brother were Michael b1824, Thomas b1827, Patrick b1823, Nicola b1829 and Dorothy b1832- parents Myles and Bridget Redmond m 1822. Bridget m James Graham (Croghan) in 1859. He died 1911 and is buried in Ballyfad, of Bridget's death and burial I can find no record.  Re Green: quote from L Perry Curtiss " Depiction of Eviction in Ireland" pp 186/90 " At Michael Greens barricaded cottage the crowbar gang were hacking away at a mudbrick wall when it suddenly collapsed almost crushing them". Andrew