South of the Co Laois village of Ballinakill, just over the Co Kilkenny border, there is a memorial plaque on a pier of a roadside gateway. Easily missed when paying attention to the narrow road ahead, it is worth finding a safe place to stop so as to walk back and read the inscription.
Site of the great anti-tithe rent meeting
On Sunday, 10th June 1838 at 2 pm, a public demonstration
was held here at Ladywell Farm against the tithe rents.
These high rents caused much hardship and created a…