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By Fiona Slevin

‘Lord Leitrim used to be now not a nasty guy – if he obtained his personal way’,

or so one modern author defined the third Earl of Leitrim. The Earl lives in neighborhood reminiscence as a infamous despot who represented the worst excesses of landlordism in eire in the course of the nineteenth century.
Drawing on numerous basic and secondary resources, this ebook describes how the Lough Rynn property emerged from early instances as much as the top of the nineteenth century.
It focuses mostly at the third Earl of Leitrim together with, his administration of the Lough Rynn property, his function in the course of and after the famine and his eventual dying. In doing so, the publication presents facts to help the long-held characterisation of Lord Leitrim as a tyrannical landlord. It additionally finds adequate information to supply a extra balanced view of a guy who all started with a robust choice to enhance the land and the lives of these who lived on it yet who finally destroyed and used to be destroyed due to his conceitedness and hubris.
The tale, even though, isn't just approximately one guy, yet relatively approximately all of the those who lived and died in the course of an immense interval in Irish heritage.

“This good researched and wonderfully written booklet presents an excellent perception into landlordism in nineteenth century eire. A marvellous read.” Brendan Kennelly

“A scholarly mosaic of political, social and cultural existence, this e-book is marked by means of stylish prose and sharp mental and social commentary. this can be the vintage neighborhood history." Professor Michael L. O'Rourke, Trinity university Dublin

“A so much welcome and intensely readable account of the main well-known ‘Big condo’ in Leitrim; all is printed during this very good book.” Seán Ó Suilleabháin, Leabharlann Chontae Liatroma

Another attention-grabbing publication of West of eire heritage is Fiona Slevin's "By Hereditary Virtues A historical past of Lough Rynn". The Lough Rynn property is simply open air Mohill, Co. Leitrim and the owner there from 1839 to 1870 was once the infamous Lord Leitrim. This ebook tells the entire tale for the 1st time and is a needs to for somebody drawn to the social historical past of nineteenth Century eire. Desi Kenny, Kenny's Bookshop

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