22nd December 1846
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On Friday the coroner held an inquest on the body of John Ruane of Lacken. Deceased was found on Thursday, by a little girl, near the chapel of Lacken, lying dead on the footpath. He belongs to a colony of fishermen, who were comfortable in their own way, before the present calamity, but are now scattered throughout the country. The jury returned a verdict of death from starvation.

[Mayo Constitution 22 Dec 1846]

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