School: Claremorris (B.) (roll number 9863)

Claremorris, Co. Mayo
The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0098, Page 174

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  1. The name of my village is Ardroe. It is in the parish of Cil Colman.
    There are nine families in the village. There are about forty people living in Ardroe. There are four thatched houses and five slated houses.
    It is said that there were high hills in it and that is how it got its name. There is an old person in Ardoroe.
    Her name is Mrs. Mullany. She lives in Ardroe in the parish of Cil Colman. She can speak some Irish. There are houses in ruins.
    No people left their houses and went to America. The land is hilly and a good part of it boggy and swampy. There is no wood in the village. There is no river or lakes in Androe. The most common name is Clarke
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    Ardroe, Co. Mayo
    Frank Conroy
    Ardroe, Co. Mayo