School: Baile Treasna, Caisleán Mumhan (Ballytarsney) (roll number 15970)

Location:
Ballytarsna (Hackett), Co. Tipperary
Teacher:
Seán Ó Freathaile

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Famine Times

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0554, Page 120

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Ballytarsna before the Famine.
Ballytarsna before the famine was a thickly populated district, and there was a village beside the Main Dublin Road, and another in Grange.
Toll-gates
There was a toll-gate at Grange, and it was called the turn-pike. 1/2d was the toll charged to pass with a horse. There was a bridge going into the bog, and a stick was chained across it, to prevent people going in. It was called the Pike Beg.
The ruins of a number of the small houses can still be seen.
The blight.
The blight came in July 1846 when the crop was growing, and very few people had any potatoes in May and June, and they continued growing into November.
Baiten [?]. It was a custom to skin the fields in spring, and the dry sods

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Informant
John Dwyer
Gender
male
Age
75
Occupation
farmer
Address
Ballytarsna (Hackett), Co. Tipperary
Language
English