Condition of the poorer classes in Ireland: first report: appendix A and supplement

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of hens that lay eggs, and that is the way they pay the rent. 
Barry says, there are a o-reat many living in the parish in a similar way. 
Widow Swanton'shusband is dead one year; she has a daughter and two sons married, and another son bound to a shoemaker; she receives no assistance from the children; she sells a little huckstery; she has her room rent-free; the house formerly belonged to her hus¬ band. 
She does not beg, but she gets assistance from her friends. 
Widow Field's husband died two years ago of cholera; she has one son on board a man-of-war, and another at home married; she has a daughter in America these three years, and one married at home ; she gets no assistance from any of them; she sells apples out of a little orchard ; she does not beg or get any assistance from the neighbours. 
Widow Cowhigg's husband is dead four years; she has five sons; one of them went to America this year; she has four at home, three of whom are able to work and support her-she does not beg or get assistance. 
Widow Mahony's husband is dead 12 years ; she has two sons ; each is married and has a large family ; she lives mostly with one of them, and goes a week or so to the other; she does not beg or get any other assistance. 
Widow Driscol's husband is dead two years; she has six daughters, four of whom are married ; she has a bit of ground of her own, and is able to support herself. 
Widow Goggin's husband is dead 20 years; she has a cabin rent-free; a friend gave her the ground, and the neighbours built it. 
She has no family, and is supported by going about among the neighbours. 
Widow Connell's husband is 10 years dead ; she has two daughters married, but not able to assist her. 
A son that has employment supports her; she does not beg or get assistance from the neighbours. 
Widow Nehane's husband is dead eight or nine years ; she is a midwife; she lives with a son who is married, and assists him as much as he assists her. 
Widow Collins's husband died 14 or 15 years ago; she has three sons, all married, and lives with the eldest; she likes his wife better than any of the others. 
Widow Harley's husband has been 13 years dead; she has three daughters and two little boys ; two of her daughters are in service, but they cannot give her any assistance; she begs about. 
It is a wretched little cabin she has; if a heavy shower of rain came you could not stop within it. 

Widow Sullivan is near 100 years old; she has one daughter at service, who assists her, and another married, who can do nothing for her, having a large family herself, a house full of little girls, and not able to support them; she gets assistance from the neighbours. 
Widow Sullivan lives with an unmarried son, who supports her; her husband has been dead 16 years; she gets no assistance from the neighbours. 
Widow Sullivan's husband has been dead four years ; she has two daughters married; two of her sons went to America last May; she has one son at home, a joiner, who supports her ; she does not beg or get assistance from the neighbours. 

Roycraft, an old and infirm man, says, " I was able to work until about three years ago, when God took away my eyesight, and I could do nothing since that time. 
My son supports me; he has his wife and three children and his mother to support besides; he is willing to do it all as far as he can ; I do not find him different from what he was when I was earning for him, but he cannot clothe me; it was a friend that gave me this coat on me." 
Barry says, " the old father sometimes begs, where the son is willing to support him; he may want a pinch of snuff or a bit of tobacco, which he cannot get any other way." 
Maiiony being asked whether the support of parents often presses heavily on children, says, " To be sure it does, but old people take very little ; well, when there is a little out of a little, it shortens it; there is always mouths enough for what is of it." 
An old woman going about gets lodging from the neighbours, and fire to boil her supper. 
A labourer being asked are her potatoes boiled along with those belonging to the family, says, " No, never; they let her do hers on the fire after their own are done." 
Being asked, is such a person a trouble ? 
He says, 

" Certainly ; any one about the house would be a trouble, but some one must put up with it, or how could she live ?" 

Impotent through Age. 
Mu7ister, County Cork. 
Examinations taken by Thomas Martin, Esq. 
John Lalor, Es>q. 

Parish Shdl. 
West Carbery, (West Division.) 

Persons who atte7ided the Examination. 
John Egan, curate.—Mr. 
Edward Malony, member of the Josephian Society.—Very 
——————— Theobald Matthew, provincial of the Capuchin 'Franciscan Order.—Rev. 
O'Connor, Par. 
Ftnn Barr. 
roman-catholic curate Mr. 
Richard O. 
Kelly, member of the Josephian Society.—Robert 
City of Cork. 
Ronaire Pearce, esq., 
editor of the Cork Mercantile Chronicle. 
There are a great many in the parish infirm through age, most of whom are supported by their relations, very few by begging. 
The younger branches feel it a duty to support the old, and though it often presses heavily, it very seldom produces ill feeling. 
The largest sum collected at any house of worship amounts to from 1 I. 
5 s. 
to 2 I. 
which is distributed ; to receive this is considered more respectable than begging. 
There is one almshouse, intended solely for protestant females, in which nothing is given but lodging and the weekly allowance. 
There is a great reluctance among relations to let them go in, while they can afford them any support outside. 
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