Modern eviction drama in Co. Kerry

The story reads like something out of 19th century Ireland. A farmer is being evicted from his land. His rural neighbors rally to his side.

But this drama is playing out in modern day County Kerry.  The Bank of Scotland is in the role of the villain instead of an English landlord and his ruthless agent.

Here’s coverage from the Kerryman newspaper. Here’s an interesting blog post from Maggie Land Blanck with lots of historical background about 19th century evictions, mostly in County Mayo. Maggie’s great collection of artist renderings and even a few photos of evictions in rural Ireland is worth the click over to her site.