Knockanure Notes — 13th March, 2016

PADRE PIO PRAYER MEETING in Lixnaw on March 15th at 7.30pm, witness will be given by Tom Harrington.

CARE OF THE AGED:  Meeting in Marian Hall Monday 14th March at 7.30pm.

CHIROPODIST: in the Marian Hall on Wed 16th March at 10.30am.  To book please phone Eileen at 49472.

KNOCKANURE COMMUNITY ALERT:  Fundraising Irish Night at Flynn’s Bar on Fri night 18th.  Music, Song & spot prizes.  Please support. Info from Margaret Carmody 087/2976304.

SYMPATHY: To Eoin, Pauline and all the Hand Family on the death of Eoin’s brother Eamon, who died in South Africa.   To the Woods and Nolan Families on the death of Lilly O’Donnell of  Glin who died in New York and to the McEnery Family, Tubbertoureen on the death of their uncle Tom Sheahan who died in Glin.   To Fr. Kevin’s cousins Kieran, Christine, Brendan, Martin & Kay and their Families on the death of their mother Chris Maloney who died in Swindon.

DO THIS IN MEMORY: We welcome Rachel, Niamh, Evelyn, Brona, Chloe, Jack and Tommy.   All of the aforementioned made their First Confession in Knockanure Church on Thursday last.  It was truly a very meaningful and beautifully celebrated celebration.  Lovely to have parents there to witness their children receive their second Sacrament.  Ms. McDermott, their teacher had their children very well prepared.  Very many thanks to her and all involved.    We welcome from Murhur NS Aoife, Caoimhe, Rebecca, Meave, Mikala, David, Eamonn, Muiris, Kiegan, James, Conor and Seάn.   Their First Confession will be celebrated on Friday 22nd April at 4pm.

ANNIVERSARIES: Margaret Relihan, Jimmy Beaton, Mary Ann Collins, Kitty Fitzgerald, Paddy Moore, Maureen Kinnane, Dan Joe Murphy, Nora Scanlon, Johnny Stack, Frank Goggin, Ned Leahy, Noel Mulvihill, Mairead Lyons, Margaret Mulvihill, Margaret O’Connor, Margaret  Hanrahan.
Weekday Masses, Moyvane; Mon 14th at 7.30pm  for Mary & Joseph O’Connell, Listowel Road (Anni) & Dec members of the O’Connell & O’Driscoll Families. St Patricks Day vigil 7.30pm for Our Emigrants. St Patricks Day  11.00am for  Deceased Clergy who have Ministered in our Parish from its day of origin to now.  Fri 18th  at 7.30pm for  James Beaton, Ahalahana (Anni). Palm Sunday,                                                VIGIL 7.30pm for Noreen Scanlon, Inchamore (1st Anni) & husband John. 11.00am for  Peggy Wallace, Aughrim (Anni) .
Knockanure Masses. St Patrick’s day10.00am  Kitty & Mossie Flaherty  Glenalappa (Anni). Palm Sunday 10.00am for Jack & Betty Goulding, Kealod (Anni)

PALM SUNDAY  Vigil Sat 19th at 7.15pm, Assembling in car park for blessing of Palm and the         official prayers and readings to begin our Holy Week.  After this short ceremony we will go in procession to the Church with blessed palm crosses and begin our Vigil Mass.

EXTRA for Lent; Tues 15th  at 6.00pm Stations with Communion. Wed 16th  at 7.30am Lenten Mass.
Knockanure, Fri 18th at 7.30am, Lenten Mass.

LOTTO: This weeks results, No winner. Numbers drawn 21 – 15 – 17 – 26. Lucky dip winners €25
Willie Banbury Gortaglanna; Kate o Connor – Kilmeaney; Eileen Nelligan – c/o Thady Finucane;
Denise & Michael Collins – Lisaniska and Lily Moore – Tralee.

GAA: Deadline for membership is the 1st April. Members only go into draw for tickets for Munster Championship & All Ireland.

GLIN Day Care; Thursday 24th March and the group attending will be Glin, Athea, Moyvane, Ballylongford and Shanagolden.  For further information please contact the office on 068 26033. HEALTH: Abbeyfeale ICA is organising a Talk on Mental Health to be delivered by Aoife Farrel, Development Officer, on Tuesday 15th March at the Further Education and Training Centre  (Old VEC Centre)  Mount Mahon at 7.30 pm, is everyone is welcome.

TARBERT GOOD FRIDAY SOUP KITCHEN in the Community Centre, from 11.00am to 2.30pm. Proceeds this year will go to the Ella Ahern fund, granddaughter of John & Teresa Ryan, Dooncaha, and the Stack Brothers.  Your support would be greatly appreciated.  For info or to make a donation , contact Helen 068 49139.

“PROCLAMATION DAY”  Tuesday 15th, Our two National Schools are having special ceremonies to mark the day.  Scoil Chorp Chrίost will commence their celebrations at 10.30am in the school and this will be followed by a short drama and refreshments at the Community Centre.    Murhur N.S will start their celebrations at 2pm.  The National Anthem will be sung and other performances.  The schools own Proclamation will be read to reflect the values, ideals and aspirations of the generation of 2016.  All are welcome.

ST. PATRICK’S DAY ANNUAL PARADE organised by Glór na nGael, will start at 12.30pm. You are requested to keep the Square free of cars from 11.30am. to 2.30pm. especially the area in front of the reviewing platform between St. John’s and the Bank of Ireland. Motorists are advised by the Gardaí to avoid driving through the Town between 12pm. & 2pm. as there may be delays due to the Parade. Alternative routes will be signposted. Thank you for your co-operation

BEST WISHES to Katie Collins of Knocknagorna, (daughter of Kathleen and Paddy) who has recently become engaged to Neilus O’Connor, (son of Birdie and Paddy of Kilbaha)

MARATHON: Several locals took part and completed the recent Tralee Marathon.

LISTOWEL HOSPICE will meet on Tuesday 15th March at 7.00p.m.  in St. Patrick’s Hall.

ARUS MHUIRE NURSING HOME has a few places left for the Ring of Kerry Charity Cycle on Saturday July 2nd 2016. All money raised will allow us to facilitate the commencement of 4 assisted living retirement apartments onsite, facilitate the completion of a specific acquired brain injury room and complete the construction of 7 rooms. If you are interested in taken part or know someone who would like to do the cycle to sign up contact Kay on 0858889549 or Tyna on 085888553 or email on [email protected] deadline 17th March.

ROYAL MUNSTER FUSILIERS HISTORY LECTURE Kerry Archaeological & Historical Society invites you to hear historian and author Thomas F Martin speak about The Royal Munster Fusiliers and the Gallipoli Campaign WWI in Tralee Library at 7.30pm on Tuesday 15th March. All welcome.

ST JOHN’S: Wed 16th   CHAROLAIS. A black comedy of love, longing and one woman’s intense rivalry with a Charolais Heifer.  Written and performed by   Noni  Stapleton,  presented  by  Bigger Picture Projects and developed by Fishamble, The New Play Company. Friday 18th Madame de Markievicz on Trial, presented by the New Theatre, Dublin, details from 068 22566.

MEDJUGORJE MONTHLY PRAYER GROUP will meet on Monday 14th March in the Adoration Chapel Listowel at 7.30pm.

ST PATRICK’S DAY EVENTS:  Charity 5k in Abbeyfeale St Patrick’s Day morning Thursday March 17, parade takes place from Mountmahon to the Square at 4pm

REMEMBERING ZOE BACK 2 SCHOOL THEME PARTY:  Easter Sunday March 27 at the Railway Bar with doors open at 9pm.  Music by No Direction followed by a late nite D.J.

SINGING:  West Limerick singing club are  hosting a night of songs in remembrance of 1916 on Friday April 1 in the Ramble Inn, Abbeyfeale at their monthly singing session which takes place on the 1st Friday of every month.
20th NATIONAL PIONEER BALL: 16th April at the Clarion Hotel, Sligo. Tickets €25. Contact 087 1426320 or email [email protected]. Special accommodation rates, phone the Clarion Hotel on 071 91 19000.

ST MARY’S KILLARNEY; March 14, Monday: Newsome High School and University of Iowa choirs March 19 Saturday: Lyons High School Choir, Illinois March 22 Tuesday: Hilliard Darby Symphonic Choir March 29. Tuesday,: BRT Shotime Productions US Choir. All begin at 8pm.
Further information: [email protected]

HORIZONS; Locals recently interviewed on Horizons included, Fr. Dan Ahern who spoke on Fiji and Trocaire director Clare born Eamon Meehan whose mother is Breda Hudson from Kilbaha.

ABBEYFEALE HARRIERS:  The Abbeyfeale Harriers would like to thank everyone for their support at the recent hunting festival including:  The participating packs which were The Dungannan Foxhounds & the Minerock Harriers, The Macroom Foxhounds, The South Tipperary Harriers & the Rockfield Harriers, and The Scarteen Foxhounds.  The hunt followers that came from all over Ireland and beyond. Unfortunately due to severe weather conditions Wednesday’s and Friday’s meets involving The Carraigshane Harriers and The Togher Harriers had to be cancelled.  However we hope to be able to rearrange these two meets for a weekend in March, date yet to be decided, where we’ll look forward to meeting many of you again. For more information phone 087 6258933.

YEAR OF MERCY, A Course on Faith by Fr. Sean Sheehy, next session on March 30th, at 7pm.

KERRY DIOCESAN PILGRIMAGE TO LOURDES Led by Bishop Ray Browne, September 2nd to 7th 2016, ex Kerry Airport. Pilgrimage coordinator: Janice O Sullivan, 064-7758219.


RISING: Fr. Joseph Mallin SJ, the last surviving child of an executed leader of the Easter Rising in 1916, is to receive the Freedom of the City of Dublin in Hong Kong.
Fr Mallin freedom of the city of Dublin, will be awarded to him in a ceremony in Hong Kong on Monday 21 March 2016.

PAST PUPILS OF ST. JOSEPH’S SECONDARY SCHOOL particularly those who attended in 1962  and may have been classmates with the late Mary Cummins are invited to an informal  reunion on Friday 15th April at Kilcooleys.  Names to be given to Mai Langan Lartigue Drive.

CAR BOOT SALE AND INDOOR MARKET:  The monthly car boot sale and indoor market in aid of local community radio station WL102 fm will take place at the Community Centre, NCW on Sunday next, March 20 with gates open from 7.30am.  Further information 06966200/0876866450.

ANNUAL WALK TO THE WELL:  Join with the parishioners of Abbeyfeale on a scenic pilgrimage walk up over Dromtrasna and down through the lands of Nicky Cotter to the Holy Well on Sunday next, Palm Sunday.  Further information from 06831133 between 11-1pm.

BACK TO SCHOOL FANCY DRESS PARTY:  The Railway Bar will be the venue for the first ever Back to School Theme night on Easter Sunday night in aid of the 2016 Remembering Zoë nominated charities.  This is your chance to resurrect your old school uniform, find the satchel that you threw with such glee into the bottom of the cupboard on the day you bounced out those hateful doors for the last time and come out and boogie.  We’ll have music from local band No Direction and a Late night DJ. Reverend Mother will be on the rampage so expect a lot of ducking and diving in the darker corners of the Railway.  There’ll be a Naughty Step for those whose skirts are on the skimpy side, Time Out for the students who get on the wrong side of the Master and as in all good schools the threat of the Wooden Spoon will hang over the whole night.  Doors open 9pm. Admission €10.

ATHEA TIDY TOWNS FUNDRAISING FASHION SHOW:  Dedicated followers of fashion will be in for a real treat later this month as the Athea Tidy Towns Group hosts another fundraising fashion show to aid of their vital work in the village. A highlight of the social calendar in Athea in previous years, this year’s show has been set for Thursday, March 31st at 8pm, at the Con Colbert Hall .Tickets are now on sale at Brouders Shop, Athea Credit Union, and Collins Shop Athea .

HISTORY LECTURE:  The youngest of the 1916 leaders to be executed was Limerick man, twenty-five year-old  Ned Daly who had defended the Four Courts area of Dublin during the Rising and was generally acknowledged as the best military tactician and most gifted commander of all the leaders.  Well-known historian, Liam Irwin will give an illustrated lecture on the life and career of Ned Daly on Monday next March 21st in Mary Immaculate College, SCR, Limerick at 8.00pm in Room T.1.17. Admission is free and all are welcome.

COMMUNITY ALERT: Support after Crime Services is based in Cork and can be contacted on 021 4320555 or email them on [email protected].  They provide emotional support, practical assistance and information. New laws are in place to cope with anti social behaviour.  These include Behaviour Orders known as ASBOs .  Anti Social behaviour is when a person acts in a way that causes or, in the circumstances, is likely to cause someone harassment, significant or persistent alarm, distress, fear or intimidation, or impairs their use or enjoyment of their property in a significant or persistent way.  Examples of anti-social behaviour are intimidation, abusive or threatening behaviour and vandalism.  If you are affected by anti-social behaviour you should contact 068 31100 and supply as much information as possible about the anti-social behaviour.

RAMBLING HOUSE:  Donie Lyons has a rambling house in Knockalucca on the third Tuesday of each month.  All welcome.

THOUGHT: Just one evil thought, what harm can it do? But give it free reign, and soon there are two. And then sinful deeds and habits ensue; So guard all your thoughts, or they’ll destroy you.
Dennis J. DeHaan

Irish Examiner 1841-current, Tuesday, 26 October, 1886; Page: 3

Tralee, Monday Night. A very large meeting of tenant-farmers from the counties of Limerick and Kerry was held today at Newtownsandes The object of  the meeting was to give advice to the people at the present stage of the rent struggle, which in this part of the country has assumed the characteristic of a fierce agitation. Mr John Dillon, M P, who has been stopping for a few days as the gaest of Mr Pierce Mahony, MP, at Kilmorna, and Mr T Harrington, MP, were present at the meeting. Large contingents arrived from Abbeyfeale, Listowel. Tarbert, Kilmorna, Duagh, and Glin. The Listowel and Tarbert bands attended.
Amongst those on the platform were Messrs Edward Harrington, MP; John Stick, M P; Rev D E Harrington, St Michael’s College, Listowel; Rev John Burke, P P, Newtownsandes; Rev M O’Connor, PP, Ballybunion; Rev Fr Dowd, P P , Rev Fr Byrne, C C, Abbeyfeale; Rev W Casey, P P, Abbeyfeale; Rev Fr Scanlon, Newtownsandes; Rev Fr Trant, do; Messrs C Leahane, J Fitzpatrick,  ? ?, Wm Flynn, T Scanlon, W Fitzmaurice, J Kissane, J Nolan, T M’Elligott. D Buckley, J Bagster, P Lynch, J Fitzmaurice, J Doyle, M Fitzmaurice, etc-Rev D R Harrington was moved to the chair.
Mr J Fitzpatrick, Listowel, moved the following resolutions. That the unprecedented fall in the price of agricultural produce renders the payment of rents which were met with great difficulty in the most prosperous times absolutely impossible.
2, “That as a consequence larger reductions of rent are imperatively necessary.
3 “That we condemn  the heartless action of landlords like Mr Thomas Sndes , Lord Ormathwaite and others, who have refused all reductions of rent or have offered abatements which are only a mockery , and who are threatening to evict the unfortunate tenant who are unable to meet their exorbitant demands.
4, “That we pledge ourselves to support by every lawful means tenants who may be evicted by grasping and cruel landlords.
5, “That we earnestly recommend to Irish farmers the plan of campaign published in last week’s United Ireland, and that we are of the opinion that it offers the best means by which Irish tenants can defend themselves against exterminating landlords.
6. ” That we view with great alarm the condition of the labourer, and we consider it the bounden duty of all—priest and farmer—to try and rescue them from the famine which is impending this winter.
” 7. ” That the only cure for all the ills of Ireland lies in the speedy restoration of her native Parliament.”
8. ” That we welcome Mr Dillon amongst us, and beg to thank him for his noble vindication of the cause of his oppressed countrymen in his late memorable speech in  Parliament; that we alao rejoice at the presence of Mr T Harrington, whose daily labours on behalf of the farmers and labourers we cordially and gratefully recognise ; that we also welcome  to Newtown an old acquaintance in the person of our trusted representative, Mr John Stack.
9. ” That the name of Newtownsandes be changed hence forward to that of Newtowndillion”
loud and long continued cheering).

Mr Fitzpatrick in putting the resolutions, said he hoped they would wipe out every trace of what the name of Sandes typified, that is, the worst form of Irish felonious landlordism. (cheers)
The Rev Mortimer O’Connor, P P, Ballybunion, in seconding the resolution, said he was delighted to witness what was displayed there to-day. He intended to speak within the law, and he was sure that in the fight they were undertaking they would fight within the law too, (hear, hear)
He thought heretofore that they were engaged in an everlasting campaign, but now he saw that it was fast approaching an end (cheers) . Their struggle could have only one result, the downfall of landlordism, and the triumph of the tenants. Mr Fitzgerald the president of the National League in America, in his remarkable manifesto said “The fight is already on and he( Fr O’Connor) there today, in proof of these words, , would say that the battle is going to blaz, at once (cheers). It is going to blaze at once in the district which lies between Newton-Dillon and the Shannon shore (cheers). From his profession he ought to be a messenger of peace to his people, but to-day, in coming to this meeting, he was the bearer of a letter from their landlord to a large number of his parishioners. It was an ultimation. It was a declaration of war (hisses and cries of shame) It  demanded the last pound of flesh  (a Voice—He should not get a penny). He had personal knowledge of these circumstances, that these people had  as much chance of paying the landlords demand as of paying the National Debt of England (hear, hear) He knew they were anxious to hear Mr Dillon and the  other gentlemen who would address  them. Well as he said before the battle had commenced on yonder plain (a voice—” We are quite ready). He would repeat the words” We are ready (cheers). Soon it would be as difficult to find a landlord on yonder plain as it would be to find one of the poisonous serpents that St. Patrick banished for ever from holy Ireland. Let this be their met o—” Heroic bondsmen, know you not who would be free must themselves strike the blow. (loud cheer.). Mr John Dillon M.P., who was received with loud and prolonged cheers, said—Rev. Chairman and men of North Kerry, I think you will agree with me when 1 say that the time has come in North Kerry when the farmers of this county have got to decide whether they will make a stand at last for permission to live and feed their families on the land here on which they were born, or whether they will consent to go down one man after another before the evicting landlords of North Kerry (no, no). Now, it has been said that if we let the people alone that they would have a very much better time than if we went round the country. It has been said that if the people of Ireland thrust as they used to trust in bygone days, to the forbearance of their landlords, that they would have better times a great deal than they would ever get from the National League.

A Voice—We would be in the workhouse but for you.
Mr Dillon—You have tried that policy for a number of years. The people of North Kerry have been a peaceable people, they have been a rent paying people; they have struggled here under the greatest oppression, and under some of the worst landlords that live in Ireland today (boo). They have struggled to meet their demands and pay their rent, even when that rent was increased to an amount beyond human endurance and what I ask you is this, what have you gained by that policy? (Nothing). What have you gained to-day by peaceable means  and by patience, and by long endurance, and by thrusting to that forbearance of the landlords ? You have gained this, that you have made Mr George Sandes Lord of North Kerry (boo). Now the policy which we wish the people of Ireland to adopt, and which, if they adopt only in the spirit of brave men, in the spirit in which people of South Galway met met the evictors of Clanricarde, if the people of Kerry only adopt our policy in that spirit and say the day is at hand when George Sandes will leave North Kerry with his tail between his legs, like a dog who got a good kicking (cheers). The yoke has been planted on your necks—you were patient  and enduring, and if you will take that  policy, and take your stand like men, as the men of Woodford have done— If you will teach the Sheriff of Kerry to evict you—with 500 men like the people of Woodford, teach them as they thought them, that it would take a thousand men of the British Army and  Irish constabulary to put a Woodford tenant out of his home, and took them three days do it. Teach the landlords of Kerry that so long as they use a man as their agent, Like George Sandes, that they will have to get their rents penny by penny, and get them by force out of every tenant, and I tell you the landlords of North Kerry won’t have Sandes as their agent very long [cheers]. The people of this county if they want to have an end of oppression and rackrenting  and insult they must consider together and take means to get rid of this agent, and when you have succeded in showing to the landlords of Kerry that when they have bad agents and tyrannical agents that means difficulty  and trouble and danger in getting their rents. When I say that the landlords will very soon get rid of Mr George Sandes, just as they got rid of Mr Samuel Murray Hussey in the South. [boo]. As long as Kenmares tenants paid their rents to Samuel Hussey as their agent, but hey entered into a confederation, they refused to pay any more rents on their estates as long as Sam Hussey was  agent and Sam Hussey got the sack (Laughter and cheers)
Now, that is the policy you must adopt. But before  I enter at greater length into the general policy recommended by the League, I wish to say a few words in reference to the statement  of the County Court Judge of this county on last Saturday in Listowel  Courthouse, not far from here. There were, I understand, some fifty or sixty ejectments, and the County Court judge announced in court that he would give the best terms very good terms he said—to these tenants who would come  into the court and show that they were willing to pay, anxious to pay, and were not influenced by any combination against the payment of rents. In other words, any man who would break the line by betraying his comrades would get the best terms, now  that is all very well.

A Voice—That is an old trick.
Mr Dillon—But I’d like to know, before the National League started in Kerry, and before this agitation arose, did you find the county  court judge so civil ? The reason is because he has been sent here to break the people’s organisation, to break your line. It is the old policy, when the people are strong, to send men to say we will reward anybody who -will become traitor —to break the line, and turn his back upon the people. But from these very men who offer you those terms you would have got no mercy had it not been that this agitation came on the country when there was ejectments. So long as you did not pay there was no mercy at all. Well, now, let us examine what it is he is going to give to the people. I tell you all he has power under the law to give, no matter what he says, is this—he has power to give you time to pay. He said, as I am told, in Listowel Courthouse on Saturday to one man who had £90 rent, ” Will you pay, and I will reduce it to £60″ Well, the unfortunate tenant thought that was very extraordinary, for I venture to say he never heard it from a county court judge before. He ( the tenant) said, “Will it be wiped out altogether your honour?” “It will,” says the judge; “but will you pay if I reduce it to £60 ?” Begorra, I will try,” said the man, ” Very well,” said the judge, ” I will make an order that you pay £2O now, £20 in December, and £20 in February. The tenant thought it a good arrangement, and so it was. It was a better arrangement than he would have got if the judge and the landlords were not afraid of the league. But what did it amount to ? It amounts to saying the landlord was in court as well as the judge. The judge had no power to forgive a shilling, but the landlord put him up to this trick in order to break the line, and so they were trying to set the people disputing amongst themselves in order that they would get them all to pay up. Now what I say to you is this—if the people are foolish enough to be taken in by such policy as that, I say you are greater fools than I ever thought you were, because if by such policy the landlords  recognised that the agitation was broken, and on the various estates  the people were betrayed, and some made settlements and some got no settlements, what mercy could they get next year or the year after, when there was no agitation  left in the country ? They would go back to the old system, and there would be no mercy shown (cheers). Let us even consider the case of the man whose rent was reduced by £30 cut of £90. This man, I believe, owed two or three years rent, and he was to pay up everything before March next, but I think the landlord was making an  exceedingly good bargain and the tenant was so rejoiced at not being decreed on the spot that he might possibly have thought he was doing pretty well, but he was only doing what  every landlord in Kerry would be delighted to do, namely, to get his tenants to pay instalments on account, leaving the whole rent stand against him, that is to say the balance the County Court Judge persuaded him was swept away, he can be decreed for the very moment the landlord sees he has a penny. That is exactly what any landlord would be delighted to do, in order to break your combination, and by and by  when there was no combination they would get you to pay the balance. Men of North Kerry, the one policy by which the people can save themselves from the rack rents prevailing round Listowel is to carry out the combination, and let no man go behind bis neighbour’s back and get some terms for him. From that very moment you break your ranks, that moment the landlord will get courage and come down upon you ; and the words that wore spoken in Listowel Courthouse  on Saturday, show clearly by their very instinct, the people should join and confederate together, and then the landlords would begin to shake in their shoes, and if it be true that at the very rumour of confederation on the part of the people, and determination to stand out against the payment of rack-rents, if it be true, because you have succeeded in keeping farms vacant from which the rightful owners have been evicted, when the landlords already begin to show the white feather to some extent, to an extent which they used never show it before, what will be the effect if the people really stand as men by that programme, and show  that on an estate where justice will not be done the rent must be dragged out by main force and law. I am not one of those who would seek to mislead the people in this matter and tell them they might not have to suffer something, but on any estate where the people believe they can pay those rents and prosper and live, then I say let them follow their own-judgment. I don’t want them to enter into any combination, but where they saw that the present rents are breaking their backs, and where they see their neighbours on the same estate are reduced to poverty and to ruin by trying to pay these rents, and whether is wise for you as sensible men to make a stand now while there is hope and while it is the proper hour to do so, or to let the landlord deal as he used in the past with them—one by one, or neighbour after neighbour—until they go down to ruin, knowing that in the end their own turn will come. There are in every estate some men who can pay this year, perhaps they can pay next year, but there are others who are ruined already, and who cannot pay and the question for the tenants to understand  is this, whether  they will allow the landlords to exterminate this way, or whether will take their stand now that the organisation is strong, and the agitation is strong and fight for themselves the last struggle, and win for themselves homes and farms in which thy can hope to live as honest, and respectable men paying their way,  and making provision for their families  and children after them (cheers). if they resolved to make a struggle for that object all I can say is that they should study United Ireland of last week. Let them as far as they can carry out the policy which was recommended in that paper  let them show a bold and united front to the landlord ,and l am quite convinced on my part that although some may have to suffer a little , not so very much, that in the end it will be better for a few to suffer, and for all that they should take that stand, and do not continue to submit  patiently to a policy which like a wasting disease might kill them  slowly, but would kill them  surely in the end. I say to every tenant in this parish  who bas got a copy of United  Ireland – copies of the paper will be published and circulated in a few days—to post it on to the  wall of his house by and bye. It will give him instructions what to do if emergency turns up (cheers —repeated for Sir William O’Brien). There is one thing I say, and it is a practical consideration for the tenants on any estate, are they  determined to fight ? There is no use in beginning a fight unless you intend to go through it with the landlord; you must really stick to it when you commence—for what makes the landlord rather than go out, and then they go on, but when they see you are determined they always give in (cheers). Now I want to say that on any estate where the tenants made up their minds that they could not live and go on paying rents demanded from them you must begin to sell off your cattle, you must reduce your cattle, at all events sell them and get rid of a considerable number and put the money aside, because there is no use in pretending that a man can resist successfully the incursions of the sheriff, if he has a considerable number of cattle, and it is a great deal better for him to turn them into money and put the money aside until the battle is over (cheers). I don’t say every man can do it, but if the cattle are cut down to fewer heads, it will be easier to remove them when the horns blow. Now, that being the state of the case, I give very little for any estate where the sheriff finds a horn  before him. I hope he will find plenty to blow horns, but very few horned beasts, and then if they try the other dodges and try to evict you out of your homes, you can meet them there also [cheers]. I have gone around through many estates in this county, during the last two or three days
—I have gone over Lord Ormaithwaite’s and Mr Supple’s estate, and some other estates, and all I can say is if you are afraid of going out of these farms over which George Sandes is agent, then I have nothing at all to say to you if you are so much in love with Lord Ormathwaite’s farms and rents on them, and with Mr Supple and others like him. If you are afraid to be evicted out of these homesteads, well, all I can say is this, that a more miserable condition for a human being to be placed in I can’t imagine than to be labouring year after year knowing all the time that he is doing nothing for himself and nothing for his wife and children but everything he makes going into the hands of a man who does not care a straw if the tenant and his family went into workhouse tomorrow. It would be better for them to collect all the money and keep it, not to pay the landlord  , but to put off the evil day. Let them keep whatever little they had spared, and let the landlord put them out if he liked. I don’t think there is much chance in North Kerry of anybody else taking the land on. Once you are put cut I am sure nobody will touch it [cheers]. I was at Woodford the other day at the house of Tom Saunders, where I witnessed a most amusing sight. There were two emergency men in the house and five policemen to take care of those two men. I made a calculation, and I found out that it cost Lord Clonricarde  £8 a week to pay emergency men on his two farms, and it cost the Government £27 a week to keep keep the police;Iho
D0lic8| but that was not all. I think the Emergency Association must have nearly exhausted their resources, because a more disreputable, miserable and contemptable set of ruffins I never saw in any place in my life. (cheers-). I do believe that any one of these Emergency men would sell his mother for a half bottle of whiskey (laughter).

A Voice—Corner boys.
Mr Dillon—They were not only corner boys but the very lowest shade of corner-boys, and the funniest thing of all was, there was an English gentleman who got into conversation with the police, and one of the police said B gor it’s the queerest job I was ever at. (laughter). The  English gentleman began to enquire who the emergency man was, and the policeman said, “I don’t think at all about them; we don’t speak a word to them. Afterword’s I said to myself “they must be very happy” (laughter); seven in one house, and the five policemen, not speaking a word to the other two. My belief is if that thing goes on long the public will throw the  Emergency men into a bog-hole (laughter), and wherever the Emergency men go the police have to follow them, and the police look when walking after them as if their stomach were going to turn every minute [laughter]. All I can say is if Lord Ormathwaite begins that game instead of having tenantry and rack-rents, he will have costly emergency men and derelict farmers. If you will only be brave men the Lord Ormathwaite’s and Mr Supple’s, and many others as well, as their agent, George Sande’s, will have trouble and difficulty in collecting their rents. I am convinced that you will succeed and that very soon (cheers) you will succeed.

Marathon Tralee

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