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mg BS: On the cause of Famines (268* d) RE: BS: On the cause of Famines 10 Apr 18

catholics were not entirely innocent. they were forbidden in dingle to provide any transport and i believe to sell anything to people on the blasket islands..

anyway, this is where my family is from and where i am visiting this week.

my gggf was the middle man for lord ventry. i have seen the estate.

here is another song
there was a young lady garvey said to be the prettiest girl in dunquin by peig sayers. assumed to be a relative. now in st. gabnait's?? churchyard in dunquin (st. c. is in ventry) there is a gravestone of a bridget sullivan, put up fairly recently. it says she was the prettiest girl in the town, and now she would never be hungry again. someone, maybe family, put up a stone a long time after. I'm forgetting bits of it. will amend later.

once there were fishes who swam to our shore
once there was flax and potatoes galore
and the finest of neighbors our own kith and kin
such as young nora garvey the pride of dunquin

she made the fine butter and spun the fine wool
ah those were the days when our bellies were full

we prayed that lord ventry would build us a boat
so strong and substantial to keep us afloat
we would sail to a port where they let irish in
t'would have saved nora garvey the pride of dunquin

the boat was not built and the ship never sailled
and we watched our young nora grow famished and pale
our fine strapping maiden
farewell nora garvey the pride of dunquin

in st. catherine's churchyard we said prayers for her soul
not a man had the strength for to dig her a hole
there's a                where a rock cairn had been
rest in peace nora garvey the pride of dunquin

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