Relief Works on Garumna Island
Description:A photograph of a large group of men and women posing for the camera. The men are wearing hats and the women are wearing shawls. One man is holding a spade. There is a small stone cottage in the background. The ground is rocky. The photograph was taken in Garumna Island, county Galway, in the year 1898. The caption at the bottom of the photograph reads "The Relief Works, Garumna Island.". The Relief Works was a workfare system whereby people worked in exchange for assistance from the government.