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 138

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The famine attacked this district long ago and many people suffered much. A man, David Maloney, who lived in a house which we now use as a barn died of hunger. Others who lived in the house with him, suffered the same fate. Some of them died within two or three days of each other. Until then there was a mill in our garden and as there was no corn to be had in the country the mill became a ruin. No corn has been ground there since.

Sara Hall
Loughkeeran
Straide

Collector
Sara Hall
Gender
female
Address
Loughkeeraun Well, Co. Mayo
Language
English