The Famine

Cleggan, Co. Galway

During the time of the famine people died when the potatoes rotted in the ground. There were no coffins for the people so they use a box with hinges on the bottom so that when they came to the grave they would open the bottom and let the person fall into the grave.

Cleggan, Co. Galway

Collector: Unknown

Informant: Unknown

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

This page was added on 25/04/2017.

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