School: Caitrín Naomhtha, Eachdhruim (roll number 14423)

Aughrim, Co. Galway
Pádraig Ó Ceocháin
The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0029, Page 0325

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    it was about. He was told what happens. He called Lally to order, and got his stripes taken off. So he got a clean sleeve for the blow.
    About thirty years ago, my father met a grand-son of chief Smyth in Quebec, Rev. Father Smyth.
    When they got acquainted, they laughed at the whole story.
    (Maureen Mullen, Newcastle)
    Transcribed by a member of our volunteer transcription project.
  2. As every body knows, the people suffered a great deal of hunger and hardships during the famine years.
    In Aughrim at that time, there was a Protestant Home, better known as the "soup kitchen", owned by Miss Wade. If any Catholic became a Protestant, and attended the Protestant services, there would be enough soup given to him for the whole week.
    The following is a short story relating to the famine times. It is said that there was a Catholic man living in this district who didn't
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    Transcribed by a member of our volunteer transcription project.
    1. time
      1. historical periods by name (~25)
        1. the great famine (~4,013)
    Maureen Manning
    Kilcommadan, Co. Galway