School: Islandanny (roll number 5748/9)

Location:
Rea, Co. Kerry
Teacher:
Máire, Bean Uí Chatháin

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The Famine

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0406, Page 470

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The landlords turned the terrible plight of the people to their own advantage, sometimes a man had to sign over his little holding for a few stone of meal.
The Fitzmaurice estate in Springmount was formed after the Famine and was made up of various small holdings, the owners of which had either died or left the country.

Informant
Mr O Connor
Gender
male
Address
Duagh, Co. Kerry
Language
English