H3473 : Irish Famine pot, Drumrawn

taken 3 years ago, near to Drumquin, Northern Ireland

Irish Famine pot, Drumrawn
Irish Famine pot, Drumrawn
A relic from the Irish Famine era, pictured at a farmhouse along my walk

The Quakers brought them to Ireland in 1847, two years after the failure of the potato crop on which the poor were so dependent.

Manufactured in cast iron, this one is being used to display flowers.

There's a similar one on display here C4251 : Doagh Famine Village (20)

Features include carrying handles on either side and a pouring spout on the front, but the lid is missing
It would have been used laterally to boil meal with potatoes for feeding farm animals

At the rear I noticed this H3473 : "Phoenix" inscription

The Irish Famine Pot [which contained the soup] “sometimes referred to as workhouse pots” were made of cast iron. They came in various sizes and most of them were supplied by the Government under the Soup Kitchen Act to alleviate hunger and prevent starvation, by providing free soup to the populace.

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