into the STATE OF THE POORER CLASSES IN IRELAND.
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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 husÂ¬ 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 ?
" 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.
West Carbery, (West Division.)
Persons who atte7ided the Examination.
John Egan, curate.â€”Mr.
Edward Malony, member of the Josephian Society.â€”Very
â€”â€”â€”â€”â€”â€”â€” Theobald Matthew, provincial of the Capuchin 'Franciscan Order.â€”Rev.
roman-catholic curate Mr.
Kelly, member of the Josephian Society.â€”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.
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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