Death from Starvation at Ballycastle

29th October 1846
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BALLYCASTLE

We regret to state that on Tuesday last, a worker, named Bridget Thomas, died of actual starvation within a short distance of Ballycastle. It was sworn to at the Inquest that she had not partaken of more than one scanty meal per day, for the last fortnight, and on some occasions, she had nothing whatever to support nature. There are hundreds of poor creatures in the same locality who are similarly circumstanced, and if immediate relief is not afforded they, too, shall meet with the same dreadful death.

[Tyrawly Herald 29 October 1846]

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