07 May 2013

Follow the Family Farm in Ireland

John Grenham's most recent Irish Roots column, Follow the Family Farm, explains why land sales in Ireland are relatively rare. That means that those occupying land now are "overwhelmingly likely" to be related to the original purchaser in 1903 when a favourable regime was put in place to allow renters to become owners.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Anne says: "My great uncle likely sold the farm in Fermanagh in 1903 that he had inherited from his grandfather in 1885. This great uncle brought his parents and younger siblings to Saskatchewan in the spring of 1903. I know the farm in Ireland is still owned by the family who bought it."