The wealth of the Barons of Inchiquin dwindled after a series of Land Acts started in the 1880s. During this time, landlords were compelled to sell their tenanted farmlands, thus the Inchiquins lost their main source of income. They still considered themselves fortunate, as their castle had survived the troubled times of Ireland’s revolutionary war against Britain. The homes of many landlords in Ireland were left in ruins during the Irish Republican Army’s war against the British forces in 1920 and 1921.
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