School: Baile an Daingin (C.) (roll number 4828)

Location:
Ballindine, Co. Mayo
Teacher:
Máire de Staic

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0096, Page 468

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Ballindine was a much bigger village than it is now. On every road that leads from Ballindine there were rows of little houses and it was such a great thing to see a lot of houses that the young people used dress up and come to Ballindine as there used to be hurlings and patterns. There was a row of houses along where the railway is now for about a mile as a far as a well called tobar an bhiolair. This well got its name from all the water-cress that grew around the spot. Some of the ruins are around Ballindine yet of the houses as the people were evicted and that is what has left Ballindine so small now. There were disk makers, tin and black-smiths

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Collector
Maura Waldron
Gender
female
Address
Ballindine, Co. Mayo
Informant
James Waldron
Gender
male
Age
circa 64
Address
Ballindine, Co. Mayo
Informant
Mrs Derwan
Gender
female
Age
circa 50
Address
Ballindine, Co. Mayo
Informant
Jimmie Rhatigan
Gender
male
Age
circa 70
Address
Newtown South, Co. Mayo
Informant
Michael Costello
Gender
male
Age
circa 64
Address
Ballindine, Co. Mayo
Language
English
Location
Ballindine