School: Killyrann

Location:
Killyran, Co. Cavan
Teacher:
Mrs Stafford

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0964, Page 313

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People were persecuted by cruel laws in the eighteenth century. They could not own a horse worth more than five pounds or they could not get their children taught where they liked. These laws were known as the Penal Laws.

Often people were forced to pay rents and if they did not their lands were taken from them.
In the famine days people had very little food and Indian meal was given to them. They went to a certain place and got their supply.

Collector
Ernest Gerty
Gender
male
Address
Killyran, Co. Cavan
Language
English