From the Unpublished Diaries of Rev. John Rogers. Staying with Poor Methodists in Gubeen, Schull, West Cork, 1803, ‘I slept very little, adn almost wishes I was home, I was sick in my stomach,  nothing but potatoes morning and evening’  He later Married 1810 Mary Croston in Crookhaven Church.  Arthur Young 1770 on the Irish predilection for potatoes.

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