Old Beggars

Newcastle, Co. Galway

My location
Get Directions

There are several beggars who visit the village frequently. They are Jude Kelly, John Folan, Mary Dempsey, Mike McHugh, Tom Rush and Martin Devaney. These would beg for tea, sugar, tobacco and bread. Very few of them sold anything. They lived from what they got from the farmers and took lodgings with them overnight. Most of them died on the workhouse in Loughrea.

Collector: Unknown

Informant: Unknown

Place: Newcastle, Co. Galway

Footnote: Duchas, ‘The Schools’ Collection’, www.duchas.ie

This page was added on 26/04/2017.

No Comments

Start the ball rolling by posting a comment on this page!

Add a comment about this page

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *