When Patrick Kinlen agreed to lease a plot of land in the Burnaby area of Greystones, Co Wicklow in 1897 for six pounds and ten shillings a year, there were a number of conditions attached to the lease by the site's owner, Elizabeth Main.
Kinlen had to spend at least £830 on the construction of a substantial semi-detached house on the site, and he couldn't use it for activities such as keeping an alehouse, distilling liquor...
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