New Zealand Tablet, Volume IX, Issue 430, 8 July 1881, Page 4
A correspondent to the Dublin Freeman says I am glad to cable to inform the public that Lord Monteagle has given within the last few days unmistakable proof of the sincerity of his views^and I think it due him to have the following fact made public. He haa given an abatement of 20 per cent, to all his tenants on his county Limerick estate, in the parishes of Hoynes, Shanagolden, Lougtull, and Ballynahill. This abatement reduces the rents in the majority of cases to, and in several cases, under Griffith's valuations. Speaking for myself and Mr. M'Narama, of Loughill, this reduction leave* Lord Monteagle very little profit, as he pays a high head rent for the land we hold. The tenant farmers of Ireland have reason to be thankful to Lord Monteagle for the very able way in which he has advocated land reform. This recent act of kindness to his tenant* makes him stand out prominent from his class as a remarkable exception to the great majority of landlords and noblemen. Would that every landlord that I know acted similarly if so, I would not have had an attorney's letter by this morning's post for tho rent due 29th September last. It may be right to remark that Lord Monteagle, though a nobleman of considerable property, is by no mean* wealthy.