Comann Eachdraichd Uig

1835 - Galar a’ Bhuntàta (1835 – 36) – Potato Failure (1835 – 36)

In 1835-36, poor weather conditions resulted in “the potato crop being well under average” and a poor harvest; snow and rain prevented early sowing in 1836 and the potatoes that had been planted were “rotting in the ground”. Cattle prices fell in 1835 and unsold animals were fed reserve seed and potatoes. The poverty that resulted was alleviated by the provision of 1000 bolls of destitution meal.

MacNeil Report, 1851