Slouching Towards Bantry

A journey is a hallucination. -- Flann O'Brien

Friday, February 24, 2006

Sweet Revenge

For more than a century, the Puxley family of England owned the copper mines of Alliheis, exploiting the workers' labor while living in luxury in a mansion near Castletownbere on the opposite side of the Beara peninsula. During the War of Inpendence of the 1920s, the Irish Republican Army torched the Puxley's posh digs. It's a fair guess that nobody cried in their beer over the loss at the local pubs. Plans are just now underfoot to redevelop the mansion.


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