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    August 3rd, 1880.
    With much regret, I have to mention that the potato-blight appears to have shown itself rather widespread and well-marked, from the neighbourhood of Galway City to the mountains of Derrybrien. The oats, which have hitherto presented so fair a promise have, in many parts, been beaten down and "lodged,"  owing to the recent heavy rains.
    I remain, Gentlemen,
    Your obedient Servant,
    George Sigerson, M.D., Ch.M.
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    Clare Event Guide, Heritage Week 23rd-31st August (pdf)
    Galway Event Guide, Heritage Week 23rd-31st August (pdf)
    "Siegfried and Kriemhilde" (detail), engraved after a painting by Julius Schnorr von Carolsfeld,  an illustration from "Visits and Sketches at Home and Abroad" (1835) by Mrs Anna Jameson.
    Above: "Siegfried and Kriemhilde" (detail), engraved after a painting by Julius Schnorr von Carolsfeld,
    an illustration from "Visits and Sketches at Home and Abroad" (1835) by Mrs Anna Jameson.
    Click on the image to read an extract from the book (pdf). Image source: Internet Archive.
    Left: detail from satellite photo (click for larger version).
    Charon (MIT Project) 1989, James Coleman ©