School: Baile Ruadh (Cailíní)

Location:
Ballyroe, Co. Galway
Teacher:
Máire, Bean Uí Fhearghail

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Famine Times

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0013, Page 240

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The great Irish famine occurred in the year 1841-46 caused by the blight that destroyed the potato-crop in the summer of 18454 -46
The Irish people left themselves depending for food upon the potato-crop , the result of the potato failure caused starvation among them . About one million of them are estimated to have died of hunger and hundreds are thought to have emigrated from Ireland to Canada, United States, and England .
In my district alone there

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Collector
Aine Ní Mistéal, Annie Mitchell
Gender
female
Address
Williamstown, Co. Galway
Informant
Pádhráigh Ó Mistéal
Gender
male
Age
circa 48
Address
Kilbeg, Co. Galway
Language
mixed