School: Nart (roll number 11660)

Location:
Nart, Co. Monaghan
Teacher:
Mrs Mc Adoo

Filter stories

Back
/ 299 Forward
Resolution: Low | High
The Famine Times

Archival Reference

The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0952, Page 176

Image and data © National Folklore Collection, UCD. See copyright details »

On this page

In this district the people did not suffer as severely during the Famine as in many other places.

Here the flax crop paid the rent and then whatever corn was grown was made into oatmeal and this with the potatoes was the principal food. So any farmer who was industrious enough to sow corn did not fare too badly.
William Mc Adoo of Liseveney, Parish of Ematris, who is now dead, remembered the Famine times very distinctly. He told these two stories to his daughter in-law, Mrs. G. Mc Adoo still living in Liseveney.
One day he went out after breakfast to dig potatoes for Sunday's dinner. He dug from that until called to come to his dinner and he'd only a few stone in his bag. When coming out to the field after

(continues on next page)
Informant
Miss A. Abbott
Gender
female
Age
70
Address
Lisnaveane, Co. Monaghan
Language
English