School: Tulach Sheasta, Clochair na Trócaire

Location:
Newport, Co. Tipperary
Teacher:
Sr Bertrand

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0539, Page 228

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May 23rd 1938

The following composition was written by Margaret Ryan, Convent School, Newport and she received her information from William Bourke, who is about 90 yrs. of age, and who lives at Ballyard, Birdhill, Co Tipperary

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The Great Flu of 1918, which caused such sadness and grief in many a happy home, cast its deadly spell over many of the parishioners of Newport.
This awful epidemic raged through the district with fierceness and cruelty, and many indeed were the unfortunate victims which it caught in its icy grasp. The efforts of doctors and of all medical care were found useless to rescue those that were affected by the deadly malady.
The first symptoms of the "Flu" were a headache and sore throat which gradually developed into pneumonia. The latter disease was almost unknown in this country, up to that period, so that when it developed at that particular time its victims were treated

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Collector
Margaret Ryan
Gender
female
Informant
William Bourke
Gender
male
Age
circa 90
Address
Ballyard, Co. Tipperary
Language
English