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Cattle Farmers & Copper Miners – The Butlers of Ballyglasheen, Co Tipperary & the Harringtons of Milleens, Co Cork
This is the story of two families who inter-married in the 20th century. One is a branch of the Butler dynasty, a family of Norman origin, who settled in County Tipperary during the 16th century and became one of the leading cattle farming families of Tipperary Town by the advent of the War of Independence. The other is an off-shoot of the Harrington family of the Beara Peninsula in West Cork who made their way from Eyeries, via the copper mines of Montana and the silver mines of Colorado, to the verdant pastures of Tipperary where they too turned to cattle farming.