famine fields

Famine fields

open quoteIn the southern division, are also large tracts of mountain, which have been formerly cultivated up to the top. Several of them, which are but poor barren rocks, have great numbers of inclosures and marks of culture on their sides, which are now neglected; and this is a further circumstance that tends to prove that it hath been better peopled formerly than at present.” (Charles Smith, 1756, The Antient and Present State of the County of Kerry. Exceprt found in The Grand Tour of Kerry)

County Kerry, Ireland. January 2008.