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Cois Laoi, Droumanaillig, Ballingeary P12N228

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  • €175,000

  • 6 Bedrooms

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  • BER: E2

  • S.1046

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Cois Laoi, Droumanaillig, Ballingeary P12N228


3 miles to Gougane Barra, Irelands First National Forest Park & Hotel & Oratory of St. Finbarr (founder of Cork City)
25 min Drive to the market town of Macroom
25 min. Drive to the seaside town of Bantry (on the Wild Atlantic Way)
35 min drive to Killarney & Kenmare.
The Farmhouse is also situated on the renowned walkers routes, Sli Gaeltacht Mhuscarai & O Sullivan Beara's pilgrim route. (West Cork to Co. Letrim)


Brief Summary of Eviction

In 1906 Diarmuid O'Mahony the tenant farmer of 46 Acres approx at Dromanallig, Ballingeary paid his annual rent to the Landlords Agent (Therry). No receipt was given.  
Therry proved to be a rogue agent and claimed the rent was not paid.  Diarmuid O'Mahony sought the advice of the local curate Fr Tim Murphy who advised rent should only be paid once. 
An eviction was ordered and carried out stealthily early one morning in August. An "Emergency Man" employed by the Landlords Defence Union occupied the property. A crowd numbering approximately 150 gathered at the homestead and "encouraged" the emergency man to leave, by midnight he had departed. The crowd comprised of locals and students studying Irish at the then newly created Colaiste na Mumhan - two of the students being 1916 signatory Tomás MacDonagh and Tomás MacCurtain, murdered in 1920 whilst Lord Mayor of Cork.
Diarmuid O'Mahony was reinstated.
He was again evicted and another "Emergency Man" occupied the holding.  The second eviction was equally unsuccessful. Mr O'Mahony was reinstated.   These events signalled the end of the Landlords Defence Union.  There were no further tenant farmer evictions.
His descendants are now the vendors.
In 1956 Richard Mulcahy (Minister for the Gaeltacht) unveiled a commemorative plaque on the gable of the house. The plaque remains in situ.
Details of the eviction and subsequent events are documented in the Boole Library in U.C.C. and also referred to in Conal Creedon's Book "The Immortal Deed of Micháel O'Leary".




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Ground Floor:
Entrance Hall,
Sitting Room,
Living Room,
Dining Room,
Shower Room (2) & W/C.
First floor:
5 Double Bedrooms,
1 Single Bedroom, (All with views over the surrounding countryside)
Bathroom & 2 W/C.
Large Loft/ Living/Play Room. External stairs from Loft to downstairs.

Walled Garden,
Wooden-fenced Paddock,
Detached Garage/Workshop,
2 large Workshops, (with separate drive/entrance access)
1 Large Outbuilding,
1 Large Stone Outbuilding,
1 Large Shed,
Stable & 2 Large Yards.

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