School: Loughkeeren

Location:
Knockatemple, Co. Mayo
Teacher:
Anna M. Warde

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Famine Times

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0120, Page 136

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The famine in the year 1846-47 was the talk of the country both at that time and since. The people were starving and had nothing to eat but Indian meal which was their payment for one week's work.

Many people died of hunger and men and women had to leave their homes and go out to other places seeking for food.
Teresa Hyland
Loughkeeran
Ballyvary

Collector
Teresa Hyland
Gender
female
Address
Loughkeeraun Well, Co. Mayo
Language
English