School: Bealach (roll number 5811)

Location:
Ballagh, Co. Roscommon
Teacher:
Domhnall Ó Daltúin

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0258, Page 115

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her mothers attention to them, her mother would say to her ''Come in a gradh and close the door.''

Famine Times.

The famine affected this district very much because it was very thickly populated and the sites of the old houses are still to be seen along the road side and in the fields. The year before the famine the potatoes were so plentiful that they were thrown by the ditches and left there to rot.
Then the next year the blight came and the potato crop failed. They rotted in the pits. Some of the people dispaired in sowing any more , but others sowed the eyes of the potatoes and others the poreens and buds

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Informant
Miss Mc Gawley
Gender
female
Age
45
Address
Kilroosky, Co. Roscommon
Language
English