School: Fleasgach (roll number 15842)

Location:
Flaskagh More, Co. Galway
Teacher:
Ss. Ó Maonaigh

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0012, Page 447

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Famine 24-11-'38

There was a great hunger in the country the time of the famine. The people managed to get seed the following year by digging up the soil where the oats grew the previous year. Some of the people got seed in from foreign countries. There did a lot of people die during the famine. The people lived on oatmeal the time of the Famine. There did so many people die that time that they had to be buried in the fields.
Writer: Mary Raftery
Clougher
Ballinlough
Co Roscommon
Teller: Matthew Raftery
Clougher
Ballinlough
Co Roscommon

Collector
Mary Raftery
Gender
female
Address
Clogher Upper, Co. Roscommon
Informant
Matthew Raftery
Relation
unknown
Gender
male
Address
Clogher Upper, Co. Roscommon
Language
English