Tuesday, November 15, 2011

The Bold Tenant Farmer

The Bold Tenant Farmer's Cottage Ballinascarty
The inspiration for the lyrics of the song The Bold Tenant Farmer, this cottage in Ballinascarty was the home of Dan Walsh [1841 - 1906], and his wife Mary [1855 - 1932]. They were among the first who offered passive resistance to the unjust demands of the Landlords' agents, by organising the first "Boycott". The word boycott entered the English language during the Irish "Land War" and is derived from the name of Captain Charles Boycott, the estate agent of an absentee landlord, the Earl Erne, in County Mayo, Ireland, who was subject to social ostracism organized by the Irish Land League in 1880 

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