Bartlemy, “the last battle of the tithe war”.
The tithe war, as it was known, came about as ‘tithes’ or taxes were forced upon people who worked the land, tithes were to be paid to the state Church, the Church of Ireland for its upkeep and paid irrespective of one’s religious beliefs, even though the vast majority were Roman Catholic.
Below the Monument to Tithe war massacre in Bartlemy in 1834
It states : “Feadh na Mumhan ba scéala trua mar cuireadh ar ar an Tslua an tath M.O Hárgain In memory of the tithe war massacre at the nearby farmyard of the widow Johanna Ryan Ballinakilla, Gortroe (now Bartlemy) on the 18th Dec 1834 in this the final battle of the tithe war nine people were killed instantly and forty five wounded a consequence of which three died later. Erected as a testament to an heroic stand by an unarmed people and as a memorial to those fallen twelve.
Michael Barry Wm Cashman John Collins Michael Collins Patrick Curtin John Daly Michale Lane Richard Ryan Wm Twomey Wm Ambrose John Cotter Wm Ivis