Mudcat Café message #3501319 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #150190   Message #3501319
Posted By: Jim Carroll
10-Apr-13 - 06:08 AM
Thread Name: BS: Atheists
Subject: RE: BS: Atheists
On the road coming into this town there is a somewhat knocked-about Georgian building, now half tyre repair place, half car showroom; it is referred to by the locals as "Ball's school".
During the famine, which hit this area pretty badly, both with starvation and eviction by English absentee landlords for failure to pay rent, it was occupied by an English clergyman named Ball who ran a school which supplied soup to the children on condition that they changed their religion to Protestant.
Jim Carroll