School: Shanakill, Roscrea

Shanakill, Co. Tipperary
Seán Ó Ceallaigh
The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0547, Page 168

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  1. Famine Times (continued)

    Where Bourney school is now, there used to be given to the people of this district a pound of yellow meal...

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    good farms were sold for a few pound and the people that owned them went to America.
    During the year before the Famine the potatoes were so plentiful in Ireland that the people left them in the gardens until they rotted.
    The people died on the roadside. Many diseases followed the famine.
    The ruins of an old house in one of Marnell's fields where people lived in the time of the famine. The people who lived there were called Ryan Moshex. The old walls are there yet.
    Transcribed by a member of our volunteer transcription project.