School: Cor Bealaigh

Location:
Corbally, Co. Sligo
Teacher:
Pádhraic Ó Marcacháin
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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0163, Page 052

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    They used to eat the leaves of the trees when they had no food to get.
    In our village a man was found dead in a wood, and after his funeral they wood not go near the wood, because they were afraid they would get a disease.
    A man had walked from town with a bag of cabbage. When he came to Corballa he was found dead, then the people divided the cabbage.
    Crowds of people sold their houses and went to America. There they got work.
    Often a man with a big family would have no food. Then he used to go out and kill the Landlord's lamb or sheep. If he was found out he would be put in prison.
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    Transcribed by a member of our volunteer transcription project.
    Topics
    1. time
      1. historical periods by name (~25)
        1. the great famine (~4,013)
    Language
    English
    Collector
    Margurite Barrins
    Gender
    Female
    Address
    Emlymoran, Co. Sligo
    Informant
    Mr John Foody
    Gender
    Male
    Address
    Emlymoran, Co. Sligo