School: Gartan (roll number 13755)

Location:
Bellville or Gartan, Co. Donegal
Teacher:
Nóra Ní Dhuibhe
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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 1072, Page 355

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 1072, Page 355

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  1. During the time of the famine, Indian Meal was brought here for the first time.
    The late Mrs Adair's Father who lived in Glenveagh Castle, about four miles from this school, brought over a ship load of Indian meal from Scotland. It was sold to the people at a very low price. My Grandmother, Mary Jane Buchanan, got it, and was very glad to have it, to support her family of seven children.
    This took place in the year eighteen hundred and forty seven.
    Transcribed by a member of our volunteer transcription project.
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    1. time
      1. historical periods by name (~25)
        1. the great famine (~4,013)
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    English
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    Gender
    Female
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    Relation
    Parent
    Gender
    Male