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

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for inquiring into the CONDITION of the POORER CLASSES in IRELAND. 

CONNAUGHT—County Galway—-Baronies Ballymoe Half and Tuam. 
Kilcroan Pop. 

Bagot, Esq. 

I believe there is only one de¬ serted child; he is a boy about ebht years old, and supported bv a" gentleman ; none are known or supposed to have perished through neglect. 

I am not informed upon the subject of this query. 

I am not informed upon the subject of this query. 

I am not informed upon the subject of this query. 

I am not informed upon the subject of this query ; but I be¬ lieve very few leave this parish. 

For the reason above men¬ tioned, I cannot answer this query. 

I cannot take upon myself to say the number; but alms are usually given in provisions. 

I am not aware as to the number of householders in the habit of giving lodgings; but 1 never heard, nor do I believe, there was ever any charge made to a beggar for lodging »i Ireland. 
& G 

Templetoher & Buiounah. 


N one. 

William Bourke, p. 

None that know of. 

For the last six years the number of bastards, as ap¬ pears by my Registry, is 11 ; some of those have been le-gitimatised by subsequent marriage ; the remainder are scarce worth taking into ac¬ count. 

See 7. 

I cannot state the number. 

I should say about 700, of whom 300 go to England in harvest time. 

Two thirds at least are mar¬ ried men. 
If the summer be hard, the wives and children go beg, unless there happen (which is rarely the case) to be a cow to keep them at home. 
There may be about 20 con¬ stantly resident beggars, and perhaps twice that number passing through. 
Alms are given al most without exception in provisions. 

The strolling beggar is al¬ ways a welcome guest; pro¬ visions must be scarce indeed when he is allowed to touch upon his store; he or she car¬ ries his bed clothes (a kind of blanket),so there is no charge of any kind made upon them. 

Not one. 

Tuam (6 Parishes). 

James Kirwan, Esq. 

Four or five, supported by vestry cess. 
I am not aware of any having perished from actual neglect. 

Ballynakill, Pop. 

Very few. 
In case their fathers should refuse to sup¬ port them, the mother gene¬ rally worries him into com¬ pliance. 
I should observe, if the father once acknowledges the child, the magistrates at petty sessions thenceforward decree him for its maintenance. 
I can form no accurate idea ofthenumber. 
I should guess over 100 depending on Pro¬ vidence. 
There is no public institution in this union for their support, 1 should suppose there are upwards of 1,000 in the union, 800 of them supported by their relatives-the remaining 200 depending altogether on the humanity of their more fortunate neighbours. 
Very few from this union. 

The few that go are gene¬ rally unmarried. 

I think there are upwards of 40ohuman beings in the union subsisting by begging; they generally get provisions (po¬ tatoes). 

They are accommodated al¬ most universally gratis. 

Clarke, p. 


I do not well know • 



Cannot exactly say; those that are, beg about. 

Cannot well say; those that are, are supported by their friends, or beg about. 

About 100 go to Tipperary or other parts of Munster to dig potatoes, October and No¬ vember. 
None that I know go to England. 
A few married men; they leave their wives and children po¬ tatoes until they return. 

Cannot ascertain; those that are, usually get alms in provi¬ sions. 

Strolling beggars mostly in every house/without any charge.