A look at the new settlement of English Protestants in Hacketstown in the seventeenth century and how it survived the Gaelic Irish rebellion of 1641. A mixed population of Protestants and Catholics emerged from the penal laws of the eighteenth century. Tenant farmers, both Catholic and Protestant, improved the security of their landholdings in the nineteenth century and many of them were able to acquire full ownership of their lands by the early twentieth century.

by Oliver Whelan

CHAS Lecture November 2020 Landholding in the new English settlement of Hacketstown, Co. Carlow, 1635–1875