1822 Distress, Clonakilty, Skibbereen, Schull, Crookhaven, Durrus, Bantry, subsisting on Nettle and Weeds which are picked up in Cornfields, Cows have Starved Carcasses Eagerly Sought After by Poor Starving People, Fever Victims Stretched on Pallets of Straw, Cork Branch of London Relief Society.
At the time the coast of West Cork was one of the most densely populated rural areas in the world.
Sharon Haggerty said:
My family left Kilmeen parish, very near Clonakilty, in 1823.
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