Newtown, Bantry

1898.  Bantry Petty Session Court.  Stirring Days if the Land League Recalled.  Intimidation, Eviction, Boycott, Cattle Maiming.

By about 1910 the vast bulk of the Landed Estates of Ireland had either been acquired or were in the process by the Land Commission.  About 70% of the surface area of the Island of Ireland was acquired in the title vested in the tenant subject to the payment of an annuity.  Perhaps the largest voluntary transfer in world history.   Thereafter cases such as this disappeared.

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