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By Finnegan, Pat
At the height of the Land War in 1881, a dispute over land led to the shooting dead of a young man called Peter Doherty near Craughwell, Co. Galway. Intense police investigations discovered two informers whose perjured testimony before packed juries resulted in the conviction of ...
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In this text, Pat Finnegan examines the Land War in County Galway from 1879-1882.
During the Land War of 1879-82 Galway was regarded as dangerously disturbed because of the large number of agrarian incidents reported. These included murders, wounding of persons and animals, arson and widespread boycotting and intimidation. In an attempt to restore public order ...
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