Mr. James H. Swanton thankfully acknowledges the receipt of £10 from a benevolent and unknown friend in London—this is in addition to the 20l. acknowledged before and received from the same friend, also 6l. from two Ladies in London, and 5l. from an English Roman Catholic Clergyman, all through John Gould, Esq., of Cork ; also 1l. from Mr. George Wright, of Cove, and 1l. from a Friend to the poor, in Cork—the entire for the relief of the distress in the neighbourhood of Ballydehob, to be distributed in soup.
The Rev. R. B. Kirchhoffer, of Ballyvourney, received 10l. from J. H. Kirchhoffer, Esq., State of Texas, 5l. of which he has handed to the Rector, the Rev. J. T. Kyle.

 

 

 

 

 

Famine in Skibbereen, West Cork, 1847, In the Parish of Kilmoe fourteen die on Sunday. Three of these are buried in coffins—ELEVEN ARE BURIED WITHOUT OTHER COVERING THAN THE RAGS THEY WORE WHILE ALIVE. And one gentleman, a good and charitable man, speaking of this case says—“I would rather give a shilling to a starving man than four-and-sixpence for a coffin.”  One hundred and forty died in the Skibbereen Workhouse in one month ; eight have died in one day ! And Mr. M’CARTHY DOWNING states that “they came into the house merely and solely for the purpose of getting a coffin.
   One hundred and forty died in the Skibbereen Workhouse in one month ; eight have died in one day ! And Mr. M’CARTHY DOWNING states that “they came into the house merely and solely for the purpose of getting a coffin.