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The Lost Gaeltacht: The Land Commission Migration - Clonbur, Co. Galway to Allenstown, County Meath

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In spring, 1940, twenty-four families (127 people) boarded two buses in Clonbur to make new lives in a new Gaeltacht colony in Meath. Their cattle, sheep and all their worldly possessions travelled separately on thirteen lorries.

There was sadness, weeping, keening and excitement, trepidation and hope in equal measure. The children, many of whom had never seen a bus before,
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Hardcover, 378 pages
Published March 29th 2020 by Homefarm Press
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Nov 09, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: students of genealogy, family history, social history, 20th century Irish history, folklore
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The Lost Gaeltacht - Martin O'Halloran; source: mayobooks.ie

A fascinating book, both a detailed and attentive work of local history and an account of one of the most interesting large-scale social experiments in the history of the Irish state.

The Lost Gaeltacht looks at the 1940 resettlement by the Land Commission of 24 families from Clonbur, Co. Galway, east to Allenstown, Co. Meath. The impetus for this was to relieve congestion in the some of the most impoverished ‘rural slums’ of the west a
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