School: Drong (roll number 15699)

Location:
Drung, Co. Donegal
Teacher:
Seán P. Mac Gabhann

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An Eviction Scene

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 1117, Page 257

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During the Land League quite a lot of families were evicted from their homes because they weren't able to pay the heavy rents.
In my locality an eviction took place in Roosky.
The house belonged to a woman Called Hannah Farren. When the soldiers came they pulled out the table and chairs and all the furniture and and left them on the street.
Hannah Farren ( got) lived with a neighbour Dan McLaughlin then After a while there came a fever. Most of the people took the fever as it was infectious.
All the people were lying except Hannah After a while Hannah took the fever too. A man living in Whitecastle who had something to do with the Land League told Hannah to pull the steeple When she did so the people put in the furniture

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Collector
Annie Mc Laughlin
Gender
female
Address
Drung, Co. Donegal
Informant
Mary Mc Laughlin
Gender
female
Address
Roosky, Co. Donegal
Language
English