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Charleville Forest Papers

  • IE OCL P43
  • Collection
  • 1785 – 1919

An artificially constructed collection of generally dissociated documents relating to the Charleville Estate and the Bury family/earls of Charleville. Contains some legal documents such as marriage settlements and leases; correspondence relating to financial matters on the Charleville Estate and associated estates, e.g., the Marlay estate.; newspaper cuttings on various members of the Bury family; and correspondence and drawings relating to the Bury family jewels.

Bury Family, Earls of Charleville

Letterbook 1912

Routine outgoing letters, some badly faded and illegible. Approximately 1000 letters averaging 1 per page.
Includes letter to Secretary, Estate Commissioners, Dublin concerning Estate of Lady Bury Record No E. C. 8423: 'I am obliged for yours of the 23rd inst. and I note that the Commissioners are in communication with the Vendor's solicitors. If I may say so, I think it would be most advisable that the Commissioners would be in full possession of the local facts and circumstances from this point of view also. I think this would most likely facilitate a free solution of the questions that must be arising. The Commissioners may not be aware for example that the tenant of the large grass farm in the Croghan District is most willing to sell his interest, and as a matter of fact at the present time I am in communication with the tenant's representative with a view of finding out the lowest figure at which the tenant's interest can be acquired. It would be a thousand pities to let the opportunity pass of acquiring this land to relieve the frightful conditions of some of the Congested Tenants. I should be glad on behalf of the tenants, accompanied by one or two of the local clergymen to wait on you at any time to discuss the matter as I rather think the matter would be very useful.' (26 February 1912)

Newspaper cutting concerning unrest among Croghan tenantry

Newspaper cuttings relating to the protests of the tenantry of Lady Emily Howard Bury, following her serving writs on them. The tenants on the estate at Croghan sought an abatement in their rents, “they having solicited [for same] in the humblest manner”. The Rhode and Croghan branch of the Land League now pledge to fight to the end “thereby showing Lady E. Bury, her agent and the country, what [they] think of an act which [they] have no hesitation in denouncing as unwarranted and unjust”.
Includes an observation that previous to the Land League agitation, the tenants were quite satisfied with their rents “and regarded the Bury family as model landlords”. Includes death of Margaret Tracey, a tenant on the Croghan estate, who had already been issued with a decree against her concerning shop provisions, and who dropped dead when rushing out to intercept a sheriff, whom she mistakenly thought was about to seize her cattle.

Bury, Lady, Emily Alfreda, Howard-

Papers of Fr. Swayne

  • IE OCL P69
  • Fonds
  • 1921-1970

Correspondence (1963-70), mainly between Swayne and W. H. Milner, Portarlington, relating to a film made by Fr. Kennedy in 1921 ostensibly on the turf-cutting industry in the area, but also features the exhumation of skulls of the ‘Ballynowlart Martyrs’ who were purportedly burned alive in Ballynowlart church by English forces in the 1600s. Correspondence culminates in the deposit of the film in the National Library of Ireland.

Offaly Sinn Féin material: original resolution from North and South Offaly Executive Sinn Féin signed by Comd. Ua Duinn relating to its support of the Treaty (29 December 1921) and calling on Offaly’s representative Dr McCartan to vote for ratification, and a pamphlet entitled 'Terms of Reference 23 May 1922 Adjourned Árd-Fheis of Sinn Féin'.

Leaflets and other printed material relating to Croghan Feis organised by Offaly Vocational Education Committee (1949).
Manuscripts notes on placenames and history of Killeigh Parish and Philipstown (Daingean).

Publications: Programme for Walsh Island Second National Turf-cutting competition (1935); Knockbeg Centenary Year Book (1948); and Suncroft, a Parish Magazine (1970).

Swayne, Peadar, Fr.