Reputed Soup Pot from Famine Soup Kitchen, Newtown, Bantry.


It is remarkable and a testament to the Irish people that Ireland has gone from famine, pestilence and mass emigration to being one of the most prosperous countries in the world.   It may be the case that in 200 years time countries such as Ethiopia will emulate Ireland.

The kitchen was located in Newtown, Bantry in the vicinity of the new Lidl Superkarket:


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The pot was probably suspended by chains over a crane.  The pot type was used elsewhere as in around Goleen for boiling fishing nets inn a preserving solution.