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!! Ballina Chronicle; Dec 5, 1849 "Kilrush, Clare"

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  • Cathy Joynt Labath
    BALLINA CHRONICLE Ballina, Mayo, Ireland Wednesday, December 5, 1849 ABUNDANCE AND RUIN!- KILRUSH, Nov. 24- This day the town was more than usually crowded
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      BALLINA CHRONICLE
      Ballina, Mayo, Ireland
      Wednesday, December 5, 1849

      ABUNDANCE AND RUIN!- KILRUSH, Nov. 24- This day the town was more than
      usually crowded with every saleable article. A large quantity of potatoes sold
      at 3 1/4d. and 5d. per stone-apparently good. Several large cart loads of
      turnips at 1d. and 1 1/4d. per stone the corn and butter markets were literally
      thronged. The price of barley and oats has varied very little during the past
      month. Barley, of good quality, brought from 7 1/4d. to 7 1/2d., and oats much
      about the same price; but some of an inferior quality sold so low as 6d. At this
      season turf was never so cheap, here as at present-6d. and 7d. per creel-some
      years past it might have brought treble the price. It is plain then that the
      country people are making sale of all they can, and buying nothing that they can
      avoid. Business of all kind was never so dull as at present; the shopkeeper and
      artisan lived by the farmer; a common ruin seems now to await all, unless some
      speedy remedy be adopted. Many of the small farmers her, who were formerly in
      comfortable circumstances would not be able to till the land now, leaving rents
      and rates out of question. Others are selling what they can, and putting the
      money in their pockets, waiting to know what abatement will be given in the
      land, and if their expectations are not realised, they sail for a foreign clime.
      Such are the general feelings of the majority of the people.--Clare Journal.

      Cathy Joynt Labath
      Ireland Old News
      http://www.IrelandOldNews.com/
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