School: Coillte Críotáin

Erris, Co. Roscommon
Nóra Nic Aodhgáin
The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0236, Page 366

Archival Reference

The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0236, Page 366

Image and data © National Folklore Collection, UCD.

See copyright details.


Open data

Available under Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International (CC BY 4.0)

  1. XML School: Coillte Críotáin
  2. XML Page 366
  3. XML “Plagues or Epidemics”

Note: We will soon deprecate our XML Application Programming Interface and a new, comprehensive JSON API will be made available. Keep an eye on our website for further details.

On this page

  1. 3. There was a plague of flu in our district in the year 1936. Nearly everyone in the district took it. It started with a dizziness in the head. Then a cough began and a person had to stay in bed because if they got up they would be falling with the dizziness in their head. I was in bed for three days only, but my sisters were in bed for a fortnight. My father and mother took it also. In my grandfather's all of them took it but one boy and my mother had to make bread and send it to her, and from them we took it.
    Transcribed by a member of our volunteer transcription project.
    1. events
      1. hardship (~1,565)
        1. plagues and epidemics (~104)
    Christina Toman
    Brislagh, Co. Roscommon