"We next reached Skibbereen, a general view of which I send you. . .[where] I witnessed such scenes of misery and privation as I trust it may never be again my lot to look upon. . . .I can now, with perfect confidence, say that neither pen nor pencil ever could portray the miser and horror, at this moment, to be witnessed in Skibbereen.

Chapel Lane. (1847, February 13). The Illustrated London News.