School: Creewood (roll number 5331)

Location:
Creewood, Co. Meath
Teacher:
Brighid, Bean Uí Chearnacháin

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Famine Times

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0715, Page 162

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The old people in the district can still tell many sad stories about the famine of 1845 - 1847.
Before the famine years the district was very thickly populated. Six or seven little thatched houses could be seen before the famine years where now only one remains. The (only)

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Collector
Kitty Mc Hugh
Gender
female
Address
Creewood, Co. Meath
Informant
Thomas Mc Hugh
Gender
male
Age
60
Address
Creewood, Co. Meath
Language
English