School: Aodh Rua, Dún na nGall (roll number 13382)

Location:
Donegal, Co. Donegal
Teacher:
Séamus Mag Shamhráin

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 1034, Page 272

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During the famine there were no potatoes at all to be found. A man erected a mill for grinding up the decayed potatoes and making boxty, in a field owned by William Stephenson. He got water to run the mill by (co) changing the course of a brook called “The Curraic Shough” and making it flow into a smaller one
After the famine the mill fell into disuse because it was not needed. Later on it was tossed and the stones were carted away. Some flags and rocks are still to be see where the mill used to be

Collector
Patrick Mac Mullin
Gender
male
Address
Drumroosk, Co. Donegal
Language
English