Fast and Abstinence!
Minutes of Carlow Workhouse 1857.
Resolved: That the Roman Catholic chaplain applied to the
Board to give the Roman Catholic paupers a substitute for
milk with their breakfast tomorrow "being Good Friday" as
they are required to observe Fast and Abstinence by church
The Board acceded to his wishes and ordered the Master
of the Workhouse to provide water as a substitute instead of
The above is a true and
accurate transcript of the original document.
Transcribed by Jean Casey,
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