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Skibbereen and Connemara

(in Ireland). Types of poverty and distress.

“You would then see the United Kingdom one vast Skibbereen or Connemara; you might convert its factories into poor-houses, and its parks into potters fields to bury strangers in.” -

C. Thomson: Autobiography p. 307.

Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894
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