School: Mohill (2) (roll number 8673)

Mohill, Co. Leitrim
Éamonn Bairéad
The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0215, Page 189

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    to the grave and slide the end out of it and go for another dead person. Some people were not buried in consecrated graveyards at all. I know where two graves re in a field and there are two whins growing over them now. It was two little children were buried there.
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  2. The landlord on this estate was Major White. He was fair to his tenants unlike this neighbouring landlord, Lord Leitrim who was a tyrant. In those by gone days there was no security for the tenant who after paying his rent got a notice to stop at any time. Wholesale evictions were carried out in some districts. The occupants were thrown on the roadside to die of want or look for charity to their more fortunate neighbours. The evicted people were shipped to the British Colonies and to the United States in what were them called coffin ships which were not fit to convey pigs and hundreds of them died from
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    1. place-space-environment
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    A. Bradshaw
    Drumkeilvy, Co. Leitrim