E. Cobham Brewer 18101897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
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.