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- (continued from previous page)with the potatoes. Times were hard then. The people were not fully fed. They would eat a great deal of potatoes at a meal. I heard of two men who were working at a widow-woman. She did not give them anything to eat until evening and she left them down a great heap of potatoes on the table . They had neither knife nor fork. They kept eating ever ever until they could not see one another with the heap of skins that were on the table. Men were half starved in those times.Transcribed by a member of our volunteer transcription project.
- Tom Concannon who lived at the foot of the Hill where the old hedge school was and where John Morris used to live up to very lately was a bone-setter. He was father to James Concannon the Hedge Teacher. Peter Thornton, father of Michael Thornton of Rahard used to measure heads for a disease known then as fiabhras sgoibheadach. he used to measure heads Mondays(continues on next page)Transcribed by a member of our volunteer transcription project.