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- Long ago in the famine times the people of Ireland suffered a lot. In the first year of the famine they had enough food for themselves. in the second year they had only a small quantity.
If a man would be caught taking a turnip from the landlord's field he would be shot dead. The poor people had to go into the poor-house and several of them died every day. They were not put in coffins like how the people are now but they were brought in carts every day and burried in the one grave. There is a grave near our house and it is said that there were twenty people burried in it. The grave is six feet(continues on next page)Transcribed by a member of our volunteer transcription project.