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In May, 1846, as part of a Famine relief project, 175 people were employed to build a road linking Dangan to Salthill. Part of that road was known as Bóthar na Mine (the Road of the Indian Meal) because all of the wages were used to buy oatmeal. I have never been able to find out how, when, or why this name was translated into English as Threadneedle Road.
The Great Famine of 1845 - 49 hit Achill Island particularly hard. Given the poor quality of its soil there was little or no alternative to the potato crop which failed throughout those years. Once the severity of the calamity became apparent, and that help from the government was begrudging and insufficient, there was a sensible coming together of Protestant and Catholic clergy to try to calm and feed the people.
If you have recently been diagnosed with coeliac disease, it can be a daunting experience.
The extreme winter conditions of 1846/47 exacerbated the mounting crisis that the Great Famine had already created. The number of deaths from hunger in Galway town averaged between 25 and 30 a week. As well as the main workhouse on Newcastle Road (now the University College Hospital) auxiliary workhouses had opened at Barna, Newtownsmyth, Merchants Road, St Helen Street, and in Dangan. Six soup kitchens operated throughout the town feeding some 7,000 people a day and more as newcomers streamed in from rural districts. On one bitterly cold morning two children were found frozen to death on High Street. Another child dead nearby.
A food fair with a difference will take place in Galway this weekend. As the name suggests, all foods showcased at the 'Ballynogluten' event at The Ardilaun Hotel will be gluten free.
A food fair and afternoon tea to support coeliacs will be held in Galway on Sunday.
The western branch of the Coeliac Society of Ireland will hold its annual Christmas lunch on Sunday December 8 at 12.30pm in The Twelve Hotel, Barna.
Gluten Free Ireland, a pioneer website for people with Coeliac disease in Ireland has just published their first book, the Gluten Free Ireland Eating Out Guide 2013.
The western branch of the Coeliac Society of Ireland is holding a Summer Barbecue and Food Fair on Sunday, June 10, 2012 from 12.30pm to 4.30pm at The Twelve Hotel, Bearna village, Galway.