1844, Evidence of Michael Sullivan, Labourer, Abbeystrewry, Skibbereen, 5 children he would wish to be near National School, 6d per day if farmer employs him to whom he pays £2 for an acre and £1 for house. Labours away in Limerick and Tipperary digging Potatoes. Wife makes 2 shillings 6 d to 3 shillings a week from eggs poultry not allowed near farmer’s cornfield. One chaff bed, diet of dry potatoes, no milk, one pig obliged to keep in house, would emigrate cannot afford to do so,