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Pat Browne from Glenderry, Ballyheigue, takes exception to a 99-year lease agreement that leaves land he and his wife own effectively in the OPW's hands - for less than €2 a year which includes Irish Coast Guard Rocket House in Ballyheigue. Photo by Domnick Walsh.

Pat Browne from Glenderry, Ballyheigue, takes exception to a 99-year lease agreement that leaves land he and his wife own effectively in the OPW's hands - for less than €2 a year which includes Irish Coast Guard Rocket House in Ballyheigue. Photo by Domnick Walsh.

Pat Browne from Glenderry, Ballyheigue, takes exception to a 99-year lease agreement that leaves land he and his wife own effectively in the OPW's hands - for less than €2 a year which includes Irish Coast Guard Rocket House in Ballyheigue. Photo by Domnick Walsh.

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The owners of a site in Glenderry, Ballyheigue, say they effectively have no control over their land due to an “insulting” 99-year lease agreement made between an ancestor and the Office of Public Works almost a century ago.

And a state body has since told The Kerryman that the agreement reached in 1927 allows for another 99-year lease when its current 99-year team runs out.


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