School: Claremorris (B.) (roll number 9863)

Clár Chlainne Mhuiris, Co. Mhaigh Eo
The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0098, Page 168

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0098, Page 168

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  1. This district was thickly populated before the famine. The people died in hundreds. Quite a lot of people were buried in a field owned by Mr. Higgins. Big stones mark the place where they were buried. It is believed that other people were buried beind Mr. Ronayne's sawmill. When he was digging in the grounds he found hasps of coffins.
    The potatoes rotted in the ground.
    Transcribed by a member of our volunteer transcription project.
    1. am
      1. tréimhsí staire sonracha (~25)
        1. an gorta mór (~4,013)
    T. Ruane