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ON THIS DATE (21ST OCTOBER) 141 YEARS AGO : ‘FAIR RENT, FIXITY OF TENURE, FREEDOM OF SALE’. On the 21st October 1879- 141 years ago on this date- a meeting of concerned individuals was held in the Imperial Hotel in … Continue reading

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ON THIS DATE (25TH MARCH) 174 YEARS AGO : ‘FATHER OF THE IRISH LAND LEAGUE’ BORN. The Irish ‘dissident’, Michael Davitt (pictured) was born on this date – 25th March – in 1846, in Straide, County Mayo, at the height … Continue reading

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ON THIS DATE (19TH DECEMBER) 141 YEARS AGO : ‘FATHER OF THE IRISH LAND LEAGUE’ RELEASED FROM A BRITISH PRISON AFTER SEVEN YEARS INCARCERATION. On Wednesday, 19th December 1877 – 141 years ago on this date – Michael Davitt (pictured), … Continue reading

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