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Re: [kinsella] Rathvilly, Co. Carlow

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  • lgk7110@yahoo.com
    My boss from rathvilly, what house was the tea drank in. Stay well, liam k Sent from my Verizon Wireless BlackBerry ... From: liam2575
    Message 1 of 3 , Oct 20, 2009
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      My boss from rathvilly, what house was the tea drank in. Stay well, liam k
      Sent from my Verizon Wireless BlackBerry

      -----Original Message-----
      From: "liam2575" <liambarnard@...>
      Date: Mon, 19 Oct 2009 22:39:26
      To: <kinsella@yahoogroups.com>
      Subject: [kinsella] Rathvilly, Co. Carlow

      Hi there all!

      I haven't posted anything for a long while, so I thought I'd write something for the archives that you may find interesting. My mother, Margaret, nee Kinsella used to tell me that Rathvilly, Co Carlow was the ancestral seat of the Kinsellas until the Protestant Ascendancy when Cromwell unceremoniously booted us off our land for having the Catholic Prayer Stone located upon it. I can only assume we were caught red-handed, although how we managed to keep hold of the land for so long when we were quite obviously Catholics probably merits some historical investigation... lol. The deeds, however, were never found and were kept in secret by the family. Fast forward to the Irish Free State, and land reconciliation was possible. My Great-great grandparents were offered the land back (Zimbabwe-style), or fair-ish compensation. Having been Dubliners for a very long time, and having no surviving knowledge of farming, compensation was chosen and a shop in Dublin was purchased. The business went well for a while, but being a very good-looking couple, they were constantly charmed into taking pity upon the poor and not-so-poor and gave too much credit to too many people in those difficult times. The business collapsed, Lehman Brothers style and the rest was history. However, my Aunt visited Rathvilly many years ago and in true Kinsella-style, had no compunctions in knocking upon the door. The then incumbents were very cagey and suspicious, knowing that the deeds were still missing, compensation paid or not. However, after a few visits she was welcome to come in and have a cup of tea and cake and now , by all accounts, knows them very well, no doubt preaching the Catholic faith to them and, knowing her, masterfully making them squirm in their seats.

      OK. Hope all us Kinsellas are keeping well, and hope you like this curio. Apologies if you already knew about it!

      Cheers

      Liam x




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    • liam2575
      Hey, I m not doing all the work here... if you go yourself please don t say I sent you... lol Cheers, Liam x
      Message 2 of 3 , Oct 21, 2009
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        Hey, I'm not doing all the work here... if you go yourself please don't say I sent you... lol

        Cheers,

        Liam x

        --- In kinsella@yahoogroups.com, lgk7110@... wrote:
        >
        > My boss from rathvilly, what house was the tea drank in. Stay well, liam k
        > Sent from my Verizon Wireless BlackBerry
        >
        > -----Original Message-----
        > From: "liam2575" <liambarnard@...>
        > Date: Mon, 19 Oct 2009 22:39:26
        > To: <kinsella@yahoogroups.com>
        > Subject: [kinsella] Rathvilly, Co. Carlow
        >
        > Hi there all!
        >
        > I haven't posted anything for a long while, so I thought I'd write something for the archives that you may find interesting. My mother, Margaret, nee Kinsella used to tell me that Rathvilly, Co Carlow was the ancestral seat of the Kinsellas until the Protestant Ascendancy when Cromwell unceremoniously booted us off our land for having the Catholic Prayer Stone located upon it. I can only assume we were caught red-handed, although how we managed to keep hold of the land for so long when we were quite obviously Catholics probably merits some historical investigation... lol. The deeds, however, were never found and were kept in secret by the family. Fast forward to the Irish Free State, and land reconciliation was possible. My Great-great grandparents were offered the land back (Zimbabwe-style), or fair-ish compensation. Having been Dubliners for a very long time, and having no surviving knowledge of farming, compensation was chosen and a shop in Dublin was purchased. The business went well for a while, but being a very good-looking couple, they were constantly charmed into taking pity upon the poor and not-so-poor and gave too much credit to too many people in those difficult times. The business collapsed, Lehman Brothers style and the rest was history. However, my Aunt visited Rathvilly many years ago and in true Kinsella-style, had no compunctions in knocking upon the door. The then incumbents were very cagey and suspicious, knowing that the deeds were still missing, compensation paid or not. However, after a few visits she was welcome to come in and have a cup of tea and cake and now , by all accounts, knows them very well, no doubt preaching the Catholic faith to them and, knowing her, masterfully making them squirm in their seats.
        >
        > OK. Hope all us Kinsellas are keeping well, and hope you like this curio. Apologies if you already knew about it!
        >
        > Cheers
        >
        > Liam x
        >
        >
        >
        >
        > [Non-text portions of this message have been removed]
        >
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