1833, ‘Villicus’ Writing, Ballydehob, West Cork Where ‘The Old Women Who Remain Up Every Night Up Lest they May Awake in The Morning With Their Throats Cut’, The Geese are Often Confined As Pledges for Rent, Collection of the Hated County Cess, Higgling over the New Line of Road between Bantry and Crookhaven, the Road from the Rebellious Village to Four Mile Water (Durrus) in an Impassable State, Tithe Proctor to Absentee Rector, Parson Traill.
The rebellious village may be either Schull of Ballydehob. The tithe extraction in the locality was very severe. Shortly after the campaign inn Muintervara (Durrus Parish) had succeeded adn tithes ceased. This was due to the combined efforts of Timothy O’Donovan JP and his entourage including Father Quin PP of Durrus.
Southern Reporter and Cork Commercial Courier 29 January 1833