Annals of the Famine in Ireland, in 1847, 1848, and 1849

BY MRS. A. NICHOLSON

AUTHOR OF "IRELAND'S WELCOME TO THE STRANGER"

INTRODUCTION TO THE AMERICAN EDITION

PREFACE

CHAPTER I

Object of the workGeneral Remarks on the Condition of Ireland before the FamineCoachman's reasons for MurderDifficulties of writing a correct work on IrelandPosition of the writer, &c.

CHAPTER II

Cup of TremblingIrish HousekeepingIndian MealFirst News of the FamineKind JudgeFirst Starving Person, and Means of Preserving himUnexpected Assistance from New YorkJoseph BewleySoup-shopManner of carrying Bread through the StreetCook-street Labors in DublinCentral Relief Committee in DublinAmount of MoneysGod's Promises and Dealings

CHAPTER III

StewardsMeal from New YorkSacks, and Government Arrangements for Distribution of MealDonation from Pauper Children of New YorkConventGoing to BelfastDoings of the Women thereHirelings and VoluntariesHon. William ButlerWilliam BennettMrs. HewitsonVisits to George HillPatrick M'Kye's Letter

CHAPTER IV

George Hill's Movements and SuccessFacts of GweedoreVisit to Dungloe and ArranmoreMr. GriffithSports of Children goneRoshine LodgeReturn to Belfast by DerryVisit to AntrimA CaveReturn to DublinJourney to ConnaughtMistake in Character of a Starving ManMisery at NewportOrphan BoyAbraham and SaraSara's Bed and BurialDeath and Burial of AbrahamDrinking HabitsModerate Drinking Clergy

CHAPTER V

The SoundTour to BelmulletLandlordsTenantryWalk on the Sea-coastBurying-groundShipwrecked Sailors' BurialManner of Burying the StarvingSoldiers of BelmulletAppearance of the PeoplePassportMr. CareySamuel BourneThe Girl of the MountainMiss WilsonReturn to BelmulletScene of the Cattle Drivers, and Courage of a BoyLetter to a London FriendReturn to the SoundDreadful StormDrowning of FishermenReading with ServantsAchillBad Management of GrantsDisposition of Children

CHAPTER VI

Poorhouses, Turnips, and Black Bread

CHAPTER VII

NewportPulling down HousesMr. PoundingGildeaBurial at NewportMolly Maguires, &c.Rebellion of 1848Croy Lodge and BallinaThe Self-denying ChildHunting, and Habits of a Hunting LadyVisit to BallinaHospitality of Peter KellyCharacter of Mr. KincaidCaptain Short, and the people in generalLeaving the TownStop at Ponton and Arrival at CastlebarTrial for MurderThe Feelings of the JuryPatrick's DayWidow FitzgeraldVisit to PartraBalinrobeSense in the MountainsOld Parish PriestVisit to BalinrobeTo CongIndustry of the CurateVisit to Balinrobe WorkhouseOld HeadDistress thereLouisburghExcursion to the Killery Mountains, &c.Excursion to AdelphiaIncidentsGood LandladyShepherdsRomantic SceneryReturnRockeryAdieuWest Port and CastlebarSoup-ShopsSoyer's SoupJourney to TuamChildren in the ConventHappy ResultsSad Treatment on a CarArrival at CorkDescription of Cove and CorkScenery up the LeeDeaths in the FamineBlarneyCastlemartyrPotato BlastSpike IslandThe Mathew TowerLetters

CHAPTER VIII

Grave of Charles WolfeWater CureFriend's FuneralLeaving CorkPassage to DublinNew Trials thereReflections on Past Labors, &c.

CHAPTER IX

Last Look of IrelandSumming UpLandlordsClergymenRelief OfficersGoing out of Ireland

NOTES

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This book still has the power to shock and sadden even though the events described are ever-receding further into the past. When you read, for example, of the poor widowed mother who was caught trying to salvage a few potatoes from her landlord's field, and what the magistrate discovered in the pot in her cabin, you cannot help but be apalled and distressed.

The text of this new edition has professionally been reset and an index added to the paperback.


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