School: Dubh-Áth (B.) (roll number 11067)

Location:
Duagh, Co. Kerry
Teacher:
Seán Ó Conchobhair

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The Famine 1846-7

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0410, Page 079

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The great famine of one thousand eight hundred and forty - eight affected this district and reduced the population very much.
Several people died of starvation and of the fever which followed it. Some were found dying on the roadside with the green juice of grass and nettles on their lips.
One woman, by the name of Brigid Moran, was found dead on the side of an old by-way which leads southwards from the Corkline in

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Collector
Éamonn Ó Corradáin
Gender
male
Informant
Éamonn Ó Corradáin
Relation
parent
Gender
male
Language
English