School: Na Mullaigh (Smithboro') (roll number 10104)

Smithborough, Co. Monaghan
Mrs Walsh
The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0951, Page 330

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  1. Mr. Adam Mathers in Coleraine - when famine started 9 1/2 mill & ended [?] death - 4 1/2
    cholera - man lived next door wife died, 6 children starving, neighbours food to them (spare) 6 lying ill with fever pulled himself up to mind them - no light didn't know what way to give them drinks told A. Mathers - that a light played round each of the children's mouth to show him how give them drink - he saw the children with - poorly [?] they were more like monkeys than human beings - (Children lived)
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    1. time
      1. historical periods by name (~25)
        1. the great famine (~4,013)