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Agrarian Conflict in Clare: 1815 - 1831
By Michael MacMahon

   Unrest and Secret Societies

   Warburton Police and Growing Poverty

   Sectarian Clashes at Corofin

   The Terry Alts and Escalating Violence

   The Special Commission and its Effect




Agrarian unrest was endemic in Ireland in the decades preceding the Great Famine. The growth of secret societies in County Clare resulted in many acts of violence and in the establishment of a Special Judicial Commission to punish the guilty and restore order.

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Unrest and Secret Societies