In 1928 a terrible drought came to the area. It lasted for about a month and the ground became very hard. People had to go 10 or 11 miles away to get water for the farm animals. Thaddy Higgins from Kilcurriff, Corofin had to go 9 miles to get 2 barrels of water. He had to do this every day.
Collector: Annie O’Dowde, Cluidrevagh, Co. Galway
Informant: Thomas Burke
Place: Castlehacket, Co. Galway
Footnote: Duchas, ‘The Schools’ Collection’, www.duchas.ie