II. In the time of the Famine a man named MacDonnell the greatest shopkeeper in Connacht used give meal to the poor people. If the people were able to pay they would, but it was very seldom. Often the people would travel miles to get meal from MacDonnell.
School: Baile an Daingin (C.) (roll number 4828)
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In the famine times when there were no coffins a person would make a straw mat and put the corpse into it and sew it up. Then one man would carry it on his back to the graveyard. This was when all the people were dying one by one by the roadsides, and one man would only be able to carry the corpse. If the man left the corpse down to rest, where he left the corpse then would be called the "Foídin Mearaide"