Fair Rent Tribunal, 1881-1916 (from microfilm)

Reference code: IE LA P20 

Extent: 2 Items

Scope & Content

Registering Judgements of Cases Heard and Decisions of the Fair Rents Tribunal, sitting in Nenagh, Rathkeale, Croom. Kilmallock, Newcastlewest, Limerick and Tipperary (1881-1916)


Rent, Tribunal, Judgements, Nenagh, Rathkeale, Croom. Kilmallock, Newcastlewest, Limerick, Tipperary


Fair Rents Tribunal

Biographical / Historical Note

The 1881 Land Act, known as Gladstones ‘s Land Act came as a response to sustained agrarian unrest led by the Land League and its demands for the 3 F’s: Fair Rent, Free Sale and Fixity of Tenure. The Act provided for free sale, security of occupation and provided a mechanism for arbitrating disputed increases in rent known as the Fair Rent Tribunals. Initially tenants with arrears could not apply to the courts, but under the ‘Kilmainham Treaty’ between William Gladstone and Charles Stuart Parnell, this requirement was dropped. Throughout the 1880’s rents fell in line with agricultural prices and the Act paved the way for later legislation allowing for tenant purchase and the breakup of many of the landed estates.

Administrative Information

Access Restrictions: N.A. 

Use Restrictions: N.A. 

Collection ContentPDF File:


Collection Content

PDF File: P20/1 Register of Judgements, Nenagh, Rathkeale, Croom, Kilmallock, Limerick Tipperary 22 December 1881- 31 March 1900

  • 22 December 1881- 31 March 1900

    Cases held in Nenagh, Rathkeale, Croom, Kilmallock, Limerick and Tipperary.

  • Extent: c. 107ff
  • Access Rules: N.A. 

         Cases held in Newcastlewest, Ennistymon, Kilmallock and Limerick


  • Extent: c. 85ff
  • Access Rules: N.A.