There as a great hunger at the time of the Famine. The people managed to get seed by digging up the oats from the previous year. Some people got seed from foreign countries. So many people died that they had to be buried in the fields.
Collector: Mary Raftery, Clogher Upper, Co. Roscommon
Informant: Matthew Raftery, Clogher Upper, Co. Roscommon
Place: Flaskagh More, Co. Galway
Footnote: Duchas, ‘The Schools’ Collection’, www.duchas.ie
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