The Athlone Sentinel April 25th 1849 Report from Kerry

Tralee Thursday - Death from insufficiency of food and from dysentery are so numerous in this neighborhood that the funds in the hands of the relieving officers for providing for the living , in cases of sudden and urgent necessity are now absorbed into purchasing coffins for the dead. ......... "there were no cases of cholera today but the medical officer in charge states that the exhalations from the accumulated filth on the floors of the houses of the poor in the lanes of the town , and from the yards in the rear ,are such that they almost prevent the approach to the bedside of the poor patient ." No wonders what will follow this . Cork Examiner correspondent

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