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2004

October 2004


Famine Letter page 1  Famine Letter page 2

 

From the Famine Relief Commission collection, a letter dated Enniscorthy, 22 October 1845, to Michael Pennefeather from Mr Rathbone, Enniscorthy, county Wexford, reporting on the state of the potato crop in the Enniscorthy area.

 

Excerpt: ”I beg leave to inform you that from the inquiries I have made……..I am enabled to state that the potato crop has been seriously injured in this county to the loss of at least a fourth…….I am sorry to say that the greatest alarm prevails, although there is very little difference between the price of Potatoes now, and this time last year in consequence of the crop being an abundant one and the markets as yet well supplied”.

 

(NAI, RLFC2/Z14172)

 

Famine Letter page 3

 

 

From the Famine Relief Commission collection, a letter dated Enniscorthy, 22 October 1845, to Michael Pennefeather from Mr Rathbone, Enniscorthy, county Wexford, reporting on the state of the potato crop in the Enniscorthy area.

 

Excerpt: ”I beg leave to inform you that from the inquiries I have made……..I am enabled to state that the potato crop has been seriously injured in this county to the loss of at least a fourth…….I am sorry to say that the greatest alarm prevails, although there is very little difference between the price of Potatoes now, and this time last year in consequence of the crop being an abundant one and the markets as yet well supplied”.

 

(NAI, RLFC2/Z14172)