School: Turlough, Béal an Chloga (roll number 14872)

Location:
Turlough, Co. Clare
Teacher:
Áine, Bean Uí Éalaidhe

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0615, Page 076

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During the time of the famine...

During the time of the famine many people died of hunger. One man died around here and when he was got he was found to have a green leaf in his mouth.
In the evening before the blight fell the potato stalks were in full bloom and the next morning nothing remained but the black stalks. Then the famine came.
In the year after the famine potatoes were so scarce that they used to take the bud off the potatoe and stick it in the ground. They still had the potatoes to eat after taking off the bud.

Collector
John P. Kerin
Gender
male
Informant
Tim Kerin
Relation
parent
Gender
male
Age
52
Address
Gortaclare, Co. Clare
Language
English