School: Baile Uí Dhuibh (B.) (roll number 13635)

Ballyduff West, Co. Waterford
Ambrose Madders

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0650, Page 178

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women used to come and gather it up and so they used to have a little more meal. There was also in Kilmeaden, a house where all the families of Kilmeaden used to go and each family got one quart of yellow meal. In the time of the Famine there was, in Ballyduff, a few trees where the people used to hold wakes in the fields. They used to do this for they could not wake them in houses because there were too many people to be waked. This was on account of so many dying of hunger.