A “Famine Road” in County Clare

‘Famine roads, start nowhere and lead nowhere’. The public works acted as a test of destitution with 12 hours a day of intense labour. Initially only for men, women and children eventually joined. Demand was so great that cases emerged of people waiting at the edge of the road for someone to die so they could take their place. Taken from The Truth Behind The Irish Famine http://www.jerrymulvihill.com

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