In an incident highlighted by the London Chronicle correspondent, eight tenants who were dispossessed of their holdings on the O’Grady estate in Abbeyfeale, County Limerick, on March 2nd, 1882, were reinstated. These individuals were forced to live in Land League huts for two decades and have now returned to their old home farms. They were each granted half of the old rent, with credit for one year’s rent valid until November 1st, 1902. The tenants emerged victorious after a long struggle against the “grabber” who dared not show his face during the eviction years. Despite the efforts of the Land Corporation, the League held strong, and now, in Christmas of 1901, the evicted tenants have returned to their homes after 20 years.
Sunderland Daily Echo and Shipping Gazette – Monday 09 December 1901