The Famine

Flaskagh More, Co. Galway

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’,

This page was added on 26/04/2017.

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