School: Gartan (roll number 13755)

Location:
Bellville or Gartan, Co. Donegal
Teacher:
Nóra Ní Dhuibhe

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Famine Times

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 1072, Page 355

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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.

Collector
Frances Buchanan
Gender
female
Address
Claggan South, Co. Donegal
Informant
Matthew Buchanan
Relation
parent
Gender
male
Age
64
Address
Claggan South, Co. Donegal
Language
English