Registry of Admittance and Discharge
Ballinspittle in County Cork is an area that was covered by the Kinsale Union Workhouse.
The 1841 Census states that there were 816 houses in the area, and 654 of these were windowless, one-room cabins, built of mud.
Despite this, the area was described as a prosperous one.
The potato blight was first seen in the area in September 1845....
As we embark on another important year of commemorations, it's important to remember that 2020 also marks the 175th anniversary of the start of the Irish Potato Famine (1845 to 1852).
For many, the term "taking the soup" is synonymous with the Famine story.
Protestant Bible societies set up schools in which starving children were fed, on the condition of receiving Protestant religious instruction at the same time....