By Henry Coulter, Paperback, 105 Pages, Ships in 4-6 days.
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Here are presented the final chapters relating to Counties Sligo, Donegal, Leitrim and Roscommon in Henry Coulter book The West of Ireland: Its Existing Condition and Prospects, first published in 1862. It offers local historians and genealogists access for the first time to the specific sections of this important historic source related to the North West of Ireland.
It reports on poor harvests and the prospect of impending famine and the state of agriculture and trade. It gives a contemporary account of Belleek Porcelain, the Creevilia Ironworks and other development It also reports on the decline of the landlord and Rundale systems and the emergence of tenants’ rights and the terrible poverty of many. It is bound to interest those researching the history of the North West of Ireland and the lives and conditions of the people of those parts.
This edition has been enhanced by the inclusion of an index and extensive footnotes not found in the original or in other scanned editions of the book.
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