of Carlow <email@example.com>
Honourable Henry Bruen Of Oak Park And His Tenantry.
received the following for publication and commend to the careful
attention of all engaged in rent agitation Mr Bruen's reply to the
demand for a general
reduction. While it shows conclusively that the demand is to a large
extent forced and fictitious, it also proves Mr Bruen's desire to
maintain the position he has always held in his dealings with his
tenantry as a fair and considerate landlord :-
To the Right
Honourable Henry Bruen,
undersigned tenants on your property, have come to a conclusion at a
meeting held this day, that we cannot pay our present rents; we expect
an abatement of 30% on this half year, and a reasonable time to pay
our rents, as we cannot turn our cattle or sheep into money at
Norton, Ballyloo; Walter Cummins, Cloughna; Michael McDonald, Primrose
Hill; Timothy Dowling, Linkardstown; Michael Wrafter, Knockthomas;
Patrick Kehoe, Orchard; Edward Hayden, Knocknagee; Thomas Byrne,
Carlow; James Byrne, Ballyhacket; Bernard Byrne, Ballyhacket; Pat
Kealy, Gurteen; John Mahoney, Ballycarney; John Timmons, Quinagh;
James McDarby, Cloughna; James Lennon, Cloughna; Pat Cummins, Nurney;
Pat Doyle, Ballybannon; Pat Donohoe, Orchard; P. Haydon, Cloughna;
William L. Bourne, Ballinacarrig; Michael O'Brien, Ballinacarrig;
Nicholas Cosgrave, Orchard; James McDonald, Coolroe; William Kennedy,
Orchard; Representatives, Martin and Thomas Byrne; Michael Keegan,
Knocknagee; Michael Prendergast, Coolroe; Thomas Lyons, Coolroe;
Robert Little, Ballyloo; Mathew Cummins, Ballybannon; William Byrne,
Ballyhacket; Edward McDarby, Cloghna; Sam Snoddy, Quinagh; Pat Murphy,
Ballyryan; Pierce Gall, Ballycarney; John Gorman, Newtown; Michael
Nolan, Newtown; Peter Walsh, Newtown.
Please reply to the above address.
reply to follow - to be continued, hope the above is of interest to
our readers, Selina.].
Bruen replies- Divide and Conquer!
reply to his tenantry.
Mr Patrick Norton, Ballyloo, Carlow.
Dear Sir -
received a communication from several of my tenants to which I am
asked to send an answer, and your name being first on the list I
address myself to you.
sight of the manifesto I feel some wonder why I should be asked to
send any response, for the signatories commence by informing me that
they have "come to a conclusion" on the subject described by them,
viz., that 30% is to be deducted from my property, the balance to be
payable when convenient to them.
But when I
remember the fact, that I have had conversations with many of my
tenants who have held quite a different tone, and that several,
including some whose names are below your name on the document, have
already paid their rent within the past month, I incline to the belief
that it is the work of a few busy agitators, and that the great
majority of my tenants will meet me on the terms and in the spirit
which you and they know perfectly well, have guided our intercourse in
I am quite
ready to consider each case and give abatement's such as the
circumstances seem to require, or reasonable extension of time, but a
general uniform abatement I decline to give; and I consider that those
rents which have already been reduced under the provisions of the Land
Law Act, should be maintained.
yours faithfully, (signed) Henry Bruen.
of Carlow <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Thomas Butler 1885
by Selina Lawlor from large advertisement poster in the Pat Purcell
THE ELECTORS OF CARLOW.
of a Representative to Parliament is shortly to take place. Many of
you will have the privilege of recording your votes for the first
time, and it is of importance that you should have the opportunity of
expressing your opinion on a question that greatly affects your
I allude to
the relationship that is to exist between this country and Great
I have been
asked to solicit your votes and support in opposition to Separation,
in favour of which a candidate has been selected for you. Being firmly
convinced the The Union with Great Britain is essential to the PEACE,
PROSPERITY AND LIBERTY OF ALL CLASSES AND CREEDS in this country, I
shall oppose any measures that may tend to the Dismemberment of the
Empire or threaten the Supremacy of the Crown.
support any measures that will enable Farmers to compete on fair terms
with the Foreign produce that is now flooding our Markets, and that
will HELP TO REVIVE OUR NATIVE INDUSTRIES and thus IMPROVE THE
CONDITION OF THE WORKING MAN.
that Foreign Manufactured Goods, admitted free to this country, while
ours are taxed from 10 to 60 per cent before landing in foreign
countries, is unfair and presses unduly on our manufacturing
population, and is only one-sided Free Trade.
labouring classes now enfranchised rests this important question of
who is to be your representative?
and employment increased under the many promises held out during the
past few years?
establishments have been closed, others reduced, and men thrown out of
prosperity can return to this land Agitation, Tyranny, and Boycotting
must cease, and LIBERTY, INDUSTRY, and FREEDOM take their place.
GOOD WAGES cannot be obtained without capital, which will not be
advanced without security.
consider this and SUPPORT THOSE WHO LIVE AMONG YOU, WHO GIVE
EMPLOYMENT, and ARE ANXIOUS to SERVE YOU by DEEDS, NOT WORDS.
of parties I will support all such measures as will, in my opinion,
PROMOTE the PROSPERITY of IRELAND and its INHABITANTS.
than twenty-three years I have PERMANENTLY RESIDED amongst you, and am
known to many, having taken an ACTIVE part in all matters connected
with Local affairs in the county.
ALWAYS been my desire to ASSIST ALL whom I have come in contact to the
best of my power.
that the same good feeling that has hitherto existed between us may
I am, Yours
Temple, Carlow. 16th November 1885.
by Michael Purcell Jan. 2013, in the ensuing election, Thomas Butler
received 751 votes, his opponent. Ed Gray of Pembroke House, Dublin
received 4,801 votes. Mr Gray was deemed elected.]
Source: M. Purcell 2013. Old newspapers
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