School: Bennekerry, Carlow

Location:
Bennekerry, Co. Carlow
Teacher:
Liam Ó hAodha

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0907, Page 393

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Two years previous to the famine the crops were in a very bad way. In the year 1846 the potato crops were badly blighted, and the people suffered a great deal as a result of this. Lot of people died from hunger. Some died on ships going to America

In 1846 and 1847 many people died of a terrible disease called Cholera. Many people, in this district, were found dead in the fields and on the roadside. The potatoes were killed both in the fields, and in the pits. This district was very thickly

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Collector
James Harmon
Gender
male
Address
Rutland, Co. Carlow
Language
English