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‘No migrants here!’: the Galway families transplanted to Meath’s Gaeltacht colony

A new book chronicles how 24 farming families left Clonbur for Allenstown in 1940

Twenty-four families boarded two buses in Clonbur, Co Galway on March 29th, 1940, to make new homes as part of a new Gaeltacht colony in Allenstown, Co Meath on the…

  • The Irish Times

The Land Commission Resettlement Programme would redistribute their vacated holdings and thereby relieve severe congestion in Clonbur.

My book tells their story.

While the story is particular to one group of Land Commission families, there were many hundreds of such resettlements, land acquisition and…

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