[FAMINE VOUCHER] Voucher Central Soup Depot. RARE SURVIVAL OF THE FAMINE IN CORK 80
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Harpur’s Lane, Cork for ‘One Quart’. D. Donegan, W.D. Bourke, Secretary. 72 x 38mm. In good condition. A remarkable survival of the Great Hunger.
During the mid-nineteenth century Harpur’s Lane gained notoriety as the site of a soup kitchen during the Great Irish Famine. The name first appears on a Smith’s map of 1750 as Harper’s Lane and it keeps that name until the twentieth century.
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