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“Land Purchase Negotiations in Abbeyfeale Reach Stalemate” – Limerick Gazette

“Land Purchase Negotiations in Abbeyfeale Reach Stalemate”

On Tuesday, a meeting took place in Abbeyfeale between Reverend Father Casey, P. I., and several tenants from the Guillamore estate, specifically those residing in O’Grady, Ballybehy. The purpose of the meeting was to engage in discussions with Mr Langley Hunt, the estate’s agent from Limerick, in hopes of resolving long-standing disputes between the tenants and the landlord.

Unfortunately, the meeting did not result in a satisfactory settlement as the agent once again rejected the tenants’ offer to purchase their holdings at 17 years’ worth of second-term rents. Mr Hunt expressed his willingness to negotiate terms by reducing the second-term rents by 20 percent. However, the tenants were unable to accept this proposal, finding it insufficient for their needs.

Meanwhile, Mr W. L. Creagh Harnett, a prominent figure in the area, has shown a willingness to sell the remaining unsold holdings at Caberlevoy on the same terms as those on which the majority of the tenants have already made their purchases.

The inability to reach a resolution in the negotiations has left both tenants and the landlord at a stalemate. The dispute over land purchase continues to loom over the Guillamore estate, with no immediate solution in sight.

The outcome of these negotiations holds significant importance for both the tenants and the landlord. It is a complex issue that touches upon the rights and livelihoods of the tenants and the financial interests of the landlord. Finding a mutually acceptable agreement is crucial to ensure the stability and prosperity of the community.

As the discussions reach an impasse, it remains uncertain how the situation will unfold in the coming weeks. It is hoped that further dialogue and negotiation can take place to bridge the gap between the tenants and the landlord, leading to a fair and satisfactory resolution that addresses the concerns of all parties involved.

Kerry News – Wednesday 14 October 1903