Reduction in the population by famine or disease Kilmacallan Co. Sligo


Statements in relation to famine and distress 1846 - House of Commons Sitting of 23 November 1847

Rev. Edward Feney, P. P repoted that:

Reduction in the population by famine or disease, 400; present population, 1,000 families; families obliged to desert their holdings, nearly 200; families having food till next harvest, 400; families with houses and a rood of land, or more in destitution, 300; clothing extremely bad; very few new garments made at all. The condition of the people, compared with that of last year, is decidedly worse.

There is much less food. Pigs have nearly disappeared, poultry is scarce, cattle few.

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