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Irish soldiers who made it home from the Great War were provided homes under the Irish Land Act 1919. Bellanaleck Local History Group has pieced together the fascinating story of eleven veterans who were provided with farm holdings on Cleenish, a beautiful but relatively isolated island in Upper Lough Erne, Co. Fermanagh. Two storey, built of cut stone and slated, the houses built for the ex-servicemen on the island were of a standard superior to most rural houses at the time. They have published their work in a book entitled Making It Home.
Alexander Boyd served in the Somme. He was discharged in 1919. In 1923 he was awarded a land holding on Cleenish but asked for leave in 1929 as his wife did not want to move to the island. The island had no land bridge until 1956 and no electricity. To learn more about the Cleenish Veterans visit our StoryMap http://arcg.is/4zaOb
Model created by Dr Siobhan McDermott, QUB.