The Plantation Scheme; Or, the West of Ireland as a Field of Investment
This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1850 edition. Excerpt: ...as she came down. I got on board, and, after a couple of hours' sail, was landed at Cahiracon, the wooded coast opposite Foynes, already mentioned. Here I engaged the boatmen to take me across to Mount Trenchard, the residence of Lord Monteagle. But we had to wait about ten minutes before starting, till one of them secured from his house a blazing peat with which to light their pipes. This was brought into the boat, and stowed away in the bow for use when required. The sail being set, all hands turned to and got their pipes in order, and so, calmly enjoying the sail, we swept along. How odd that such inveterate smokers have not yet learned the ease and economy of the simplest box of matches! 1 arrived at Mount Trenchard in good time for a walk over part of Lord Monteagle's estate with his lordship and Mr Stephen De Vere. That part on which the mansion is built, and the country behind it, is a slate-clay, interspersed with iron and culm, but neither yet found in sufficient quantity to repay the expense of working them. The land here rises rapidly from the sea-level to a height of 350 feet, a few fields above the house. About two miles to the east, we descend into the limestone country at Foynes, where an excellent deep-water harbour is being constructed, at the joint expense of Lord Monteagle and the Government. Lord Monteagle contributes 4500, the half of the estimated expense, and the Government complete the work at their own risk. The tolls to be levied are to be applied exclusively in keeping the harbour in repair. This port will form a most convenient outlet for an extensive agricultural district to the south of the Shannon, and will bring into play one of the best limestone quarries I have seen, which is not more than half-a-mile from...
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