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FROM 1550 - 1750 > FARMING
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  Elizabethan Plantations
The Elizabethan planters of the late 16th century brought with them new farming methods and ideas. These tenants enclosed land, brought ...
  17th Century
The plantation in Ulster, which began in 1609-10, brought more English methods to this part of Ireland. Much of the land was devoted to ...
  18th Century
In the 18th century many of the Irish landlords were absentee and therefore their estates were managed by middlemen. Sometimes there was ...
The cottiers were the poorest of the Irish farmers who worked as labourers. They often had to give several days each year to the ...
The methods and improvements which were introduced in the 18th century continued to be used for a very long time afterwards. Seeds were ...

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