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Source: Bell's Weekly Messenger, No.1838, Sunday, June 26, 1831

The Rev. Mr. Whelan has communicated the melancholy fact, that 900 families are in a starving condition in the parish of Ross. The local committee are there using every exertion to give each individual a pint of meal a-day, which is greedily sought after to be boiled with cabbages, and the yellow weeds (charlock) of the corn fields. The tenants of the Earls of Leitrim and Charlemont are in great distress. Sir J. Blake, Bart. has given directions that his tenantry at Drumsnave shall have money, to be refunded at convenience, that they may purchase provisions as they think proper.—Galway Independent.