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- The first year only the stalk were blackened. There were enough of potatoes that year. People coming from a wake smelled the blight but didnt know what it was. The potatoes rotted in the holes.
The next year there wasn't enough of seed. Those who had poreens to set had a good crop.
People died of hunger.
Sultan of Turkey, a pagan sent a ship of provisions to Ireland but the English intercepted it and it never reached its destination.
The narrator's father, saw a little re-haired boy with a bag of meal come into a house in Clydagh, and he made porridge of the meal. When he ate it, he lay back and died.(continues on next page)Transcribed by a member of our volunteer transcription project.