A public meeting of the newly reformed Land League will take place at Toughers Restaurant, Toughers Industrial Estate, Newhall, Newbridge, Co. Kildare, tomorrow, Saturday, 2nd November, at 11am.
An interim committee spokesperson, James Devaney, said interested parties are asked to attend with a view to supporting the formation of national action groups on a number of issues; suicide, debt, finance, and legal issues.
The original Land League was set up in the late 19th century to fight for the rights of tenants on the question of fairer rent, fixity of tenure on their land and free sale.
Charles Stewart Parnell was its first president with Andrew Kettle, Michael Davitt and Thomas Brennan key figures.
Over years political action to to new legislation in 1903 which allowed tenant farmers to buy out their freeholds with UK Government loans over 68 years via the Land Commission.
The efforts of people like William O’Brien and George Wyndham, a descendant of Lord Edward Fitzgerald, led to gradual change.
.To get to Toughers from the M7 Motorway near Naas take Exit 10.
Follow the signs to the R445 which takes you towards Newbridge.
About 3 miles from Exit 10 you will come to a roundabout on the R445 - take the first exit off the roundabout
Toughers Restaurant is located to the right hand side of the Filling Station at this roundabout.
The Interim committee includes Mr. Devaney, James Miller and Clare Leonard.