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- Any of the seed potatoes that were left after the first year of famine were sown the following year but they were a failure. The seventh year people were advised by the priests not to sow any potatoes. The people did not obey and in the eight year there were potatoes in great abundance.
The Government sent meal to the parish priest of this district and he distributed it to the people who needed it. Each family got a stone of meal weekly and this was not a big supply.
People died in great numbers by the roadsides and hedges. They were buried without coffins. They were wrapped in hay or straw.Transcribed by a member of our volunteer transcription project.