Category Archives: Land and Estates

The Land Purchase Act Advances 1916

The Irish Land Commission oversaw the wholesale transfer of land from estate owners to tenant farmers during the 19th and 20th centuries.  One publication from their records outlines the advances of money for the purchase of land from the former … Continue reading

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Assisted Emigration Castlecomer Estate, Kilkenny 1847-1853

During The Famine many Irish people had their passage paid by landlords to travel to America, Canada and further afield. Lists of these emigrants can be very useful as they often give a townland of origin. Many Buggy’s can trace … Continue reading

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Evicted Tenants Fund, Laois, Ireland 1882 & 1883

An article in the 30 September 1882 edition of The Freeman’s Journal lists a number of families who received grants following eviction. One family listed is that of G.Buggy, who had four in family, and was from the Ballyroan area … Continue reading

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