Blood, Cage & Gore: Violence, Famine and Excess, from the Irish midlands to the American west and colonial Australia
In 1849, as famine raged across Ireland, land agent Charles Cage notified tenants on the Gore estate of his intention to evict them. On Sunday 14th October 1849, Cage was shot outside the town of Ferbane. His death would remain an important part of the popular memory in the locality, partly due to the naming of local landmarks such as Cage’s Bridge and the Barrack Hill. But Cage’s assassination was only part of a long-running saga spanning four centuries and three continents.
It is a story of resilience and excess. Of Charles Cage, his employers, the Gore family, and countless others in the American west, colonial Australia and those who made their home at the foot of the Barrack hill.
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