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Frank O’Mahony the late Bantry Solicitor wrote of his native Kilcrohane said that the last faction fight there was in the 1820s.
Skibbereen Eagle 1915
Excerpts from Jeremiah O’Donovan Rossa’s Recollections:
Faction Fighting in Drimoleague, doing Business as Gaelige in Skibbereen, Fenian Drilling, Funeral dot Dr. Jerrie Crowley,
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John O’Connor, Esq., Landlord, Middleman, Merchant, Bantry came into an estate of 700 acres in 1825, 4 years of arrears by Tenants of Lord Riversdale, Prize Fighters, Head of a Faction, He forgave 3 years and a More Industrious Tenantry, Instead of Being in the Public House at Fairs and Market Fighting, you have Slated Houses and Barns, where there was nothing but Poverty and Indigence 13 £10 Freeholders and one £20.