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An Irish saying?

Discussion in 'Ireland' started by A. Muse, Nov 25, 2020.

  1. A. Muse

    A. Muse LostCousins Member

    Not strictly genealogy, but maybe someone may have an idea......

    When my Grandmother heard a loud 'bang' she often said 'there goes another landlord'.
    I had forgotten all about it until a couple of weeks ago when I heard it used on the radio.
    Does this date back to the time of the famine and clearances in Ireland?

    My Grandmother was born in Cardiff in 1895 to a Welsh father, and a mother whose Catholic Irish parents
    (Patrick Walsh and Margaret nee Hennessy) moved to Cardiff from Fermoy Ireland, sometime between 1858 -1860.

    May be it was even a London saying? The family moved to East London in 1900. Any thoughts or has anyone else come across this saying?
     
  2. Helen7

    Helen7 LostCousins Superstar

    Could this be anything to do with the case featured in a recent episode of Who Do You Think You Are where an ancestor of Liz Carr was apparently involved in the shooting of a prominent landlord by a group of disgruntled tenant farmers in Ireland in the 1850s?
     
  3. A. Muse

    A. Muse LostCousins Member

    Well spotted, I thought I had heard it on the radio. Maybe that is where I heard it! Was this the origin of the saying?
    I would still be interested if anyone else has come across this expression.

    On a completely different tack Liz Carr's forebears were mariners on the Welsh Coast up as far as Cardigan. My Grandmother's Matthias GGF was a customs officer at Cardigan at the same time, I guess they would have met. Not sure what the interaction would have been...hostile and combative or acceptance?
     

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