School: An Clochán (B)

Location:
Clifden, Co. Galway
Teacher:
An Br. Angelo Mac Shámhais

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Black 47

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0004, Page 240

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Black 46 and 47 are days that will not be forgotten in Ireland. In the early months of 46, Ireland was rich in what made the food of the people potatoes. As the months went on awful calamity befell the country. A rot came on the potatoes
and the people had nothing to eat
other than rotting potatoes. sickness in the form of Cholera set in on the form people with the result that they that they died bu the thousands. many of them fell by the road-side trying to make their way to the workhouse. A man brought over forty stone of potatoes on two horses and sold them at

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Collector
Francis Connolly
Gender
male
Informant
Anne Keany
Gender
female
Age
72
Address
Clifden, Co. Galway
Language
English