Old Chapel-Road, Dungarvan

Old Chapel-Road, Dungarvan, A Scene of the Late Food Riots


“[This] Sketch shows the Old Chapel-road, Dungarvan, on the road to Youghal, the scene of the late conflict between the military and the ‘food rioters;’ one of the men shot was standing on the spot behind the cart in the sketch.

The prisoners stated to be engaged in the Food Riots, arrived at Dungarvan, guarded by a large force of military and police. ‘Never,’ says the Cork Southern Reporter, ‘have I witnessed any scene so affecting as the meeting of the prisoners and their poor hungry wives and children.'”

Illustrated London News, November 7, 1846