Radharc Programme 14a
(reconstructed 2015)


Country: Ireland
1st Broadcast: 5th December 1963
Duration: 27’45”

Fr Casey of Abbeyfeale Local priest and fiery campaigner for the rights of tenants, Fr Casey was an active leader in the Irish Land League of the late 1800s – a response to the impossible rent increases, insecure tenancies and brutal evictions spawned by rampant landlordism in Ireland at the time. At the core of this programme are several interviews with elderly witnesses, whose first hand accounts create a window into the popular feelings of the times [extended transcripts are held in the Radharc Trusts’s Paper Collection].

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