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Nicholson, Asenath, 1792-1855 / Annals of the famine in Ireland (1851)

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[contents]

  [p. ix]  

CHAPTER I.

Object of the work — General Remarks on the Condition of Ireland before the Famine — Coachman’s reasons for Murder — Difficulties of writing a correct work on Ireland — Position of the writer, &c.,

CHAPTER II.

Cup of Trembling — Irish Housekeeping — Indian Meal — First News of the Famine — Kind Judge — First Starving Person, and Means of Preserving him — Unexpected Assistance from New York — Joseph Bewley — Soup-shop — Manner of carrying Bread through the Street — Cook-street Labors in Dublin — Central Relief Committee in Dublin — Amount of Moneys — God’s Promises and Dealings,

CHAPTER III.

Stewards — Meal from New York — Sacks, and Government Arrangements for Distribution of Meal — Donation from Pauper Children of New York — Convent — Going to Belfast — Doings of the Women there — Hirelings and Voluntaries — Hon. William Butler — William Bennett — Mrs. Hewitson — Visits to George Hill — Patrick M‘Kye’s Letter,
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CHAPTER IV.

George Hill’s Movements and Success — Facts of Gweedore — Visit to Dungloe and Arranmore — Mr. Griffith — Sports of Children gone — Roshine Lodge — Return to Belfast by Derry — Visit to Antrim — A Cave — Return to Dublin — Journey to Connaught — Mistake in Character of a Starving Man — Misery at Newport — Orphan Boy — Abraham and Sara — Sara’s Bed and Burial — Abraham’s Death and Burial — Drinking Habits — Moderate Drinking Clergy,

CHAPTER V.

The Sound — Tour to Belmullet — Landlords — Tenantry — Walk on the Sea-coast — Burying-ground — Shipwrecked Sailors’ Burial — Manner of Burying the Starving — Soldiers of Belmullet — Appearance of the People — Passport — Mr. Cony — Samuel Bourne — The Girl of the Mountain — Miss Wilson — Return to Belmullet — Scene of the Cattle Drivers, and Courage of a Boy — Letter to a London Friend — Return to the Sound — Dreadful Storm — Drowning of Fishermen — Reading with Servants — Achill — Bad Management of Grants — Disposition of Children,

CHAPTER VI.

Poorhouses, Turnips, and Black Bread,

CHAPTER VII.

Newport — Pulling down Houses — Mr. Pounding — Gildea — Burial at Newport — Molly Maguires, &c. — Rebellion of 1848 — Croy Lodge and Ballina — The Self-denying Child — Hunting, and Habits of a Hunting Lady — Visit to Ballina — Hospitality of Peter Kelly — Character of Mr. Kincaid — Captain Short, and the people in gene-   [p. xi]   ral Leaving the Town — Stop at Ponton and Arrival at Castlebar — Trial for Murder — The Feelings of the Jury — Patrick’s Day — Widow Fitzgerald — Visit to PartraBalinrobe — Sense in the Mountains — Old Parish Priest — Visit to Balinrobe — To Cong — Industry Of the Curate — Visit to Balinrobe Workhouse — Old Head — Distress there — Louisburgh — Excursion to the Killery Mountains, &c. — Excursion to Adelphia — Incidents — Good Landlady — Shepherds — Romantic Scenery — Return — Rookery — Adieu — West Port and Castlebar — Soup-shops — Soyer’s Soup — Journey to Tuam — Children in the Convent — Happy Results — Sad Treatment on a Car — Arrival at Cork — Description of Cove and Cork — Scenery up the Lee — Deaths in the Famine — BlarneyCastlemartyr — Potato Blast — Spike IslandMathew Tower — Letters,

CHAPTER VIII.

Grave of Charles Wolfe — Water Cure — Friends’ Funeral,

CHAPTER IX.

Leaving Cork — Passage to Dublin — New Trials there — Reflections on Past Labors, &c. — Last Look of Ireland — Summing up — Landlords — Clergymen — Relief Officers — Going out of Ireland,

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