'An tOcras Mór' The Great Hunger.



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Moycullen, County Galway

10th December 1846

My Lord,

I beg to apply for some relief for about Five hundred individuals in this district

consisting of widows, Orphans, infirm and totally destitute Creatures who are

almost dead, for want of Food. I am their poor Priest, I have not the means to

relieve them, even partially. I have applied to their respective landlords they have

not the means to relieve them in as much as they cannot get their rents – these

poor things are not able to work on the few public works now in progress in this

locality. I have attended four or five people in their death moments and I am

convinced their death occurred from actual Starvation. If I had as much as would

take me over to England I would go there to collect some charity to keep my poor

people alive.

I have the honor to remain,

My Lord,

Your very obedient,

Humble Servant,

(Signed) Michael Phrew Roman Catholic Curate


Lord Bessborro,

Lord Lieutenant of Ireland.

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* Persuade relevant authors, editors and website content providers to stop using the word ‘Famine’ for what took place in Ireland between 1845 and 1850, and start using terms such as, "The Great Hunger" or 'An tOcras Mór

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