School: Rahugh (roll number 12905)

Location:
Rahugh, Co. Westmeath
Teacher:
P. Ó Maonghaile
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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0732, Page 210

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  1. In this district at the time of the famine all the wheat got blighted and all the potatoes got black. There is the track of ridges in four or five fields where the potatoes were never taken out. They used to boil a big boiler of Indian in the towns and every poor person from this district used to get a can of it from Kilbeggan. A few families from this district went over to America that time and most of them never came back. The names of two of the families that went are, Hogan and Lynagh.
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  2. All the potatoes rotted and got black in ground and the people of this Country had nothing to eat only black bread and black potatoes. Men worked on the roads for four pence a day and for two stone of Indian meal a week.
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