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!! Ballina Chronicle; Nov 14, 1849 "Plantation Scheme"

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  • Cathy Joynt Labath
    BALLINA CHRONICLE Ballina, Mayo, Ireland Wednesday, November 14, 1849 THE PLANTATION SCHEME To those who were favourable to the project of the reclamation of
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      BALLINA CHRONICLE
      Ballina, Mayo, Ireland
      Wednesday, November 14, 1849

      THE PLANTATION SCHEME
      To those who were favourable to the project of the reclamation of Connaught
      by the introduction of English settlers and English capital, to replace the
      present race of impoverished proprietors, the all but total failure of the
      attempt to dispose of the Martin estates in Galway has proved a 'heavy blow and
      great discouragement.' Persons having an intimate acquaintance with the nature
      of the property, its advantages and disadvantages, are decidedly of opinion,
      that many of the lots already sold, particularly the townlands near Galway,
      would have realized far higher prices had the sale taken place in Ireland;
      distance and the hopelessness of competing with English capital, having combined
      to deter Irish speculators from embarking in the enterprise. Be this as it may,
      the idea of the plantation scheme dating its commencement from the transfer of
      the region of Connemara into the hands of London companies is now blown off, and
      public curiosity is directed to the result of Mr. Caird's mission to the west,
      in hope that so experienced an authority on the value of land may feel justified
      in recommending the western province as a fair field for the operations of the
      happy few who may be overburdened with unemployed capital.--Times.

      Cathy Joynt Labath
      Ireland Old News
      http://www.IrelandOldNews.com/
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