School: An Cnoc (C.) (roll number 16123)

Location:
Knock, Co. Mayo
Teacher:
Bean Uí Bheirn

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The Names of Our Fields

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0108, Page 205

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All our land consists of eleven fields and each field has its own name. One of our fields are called the quarry field because of the quarry that is in the midst of it. Another one of our fields is called the busheen field because of the little bush that grows in it. We have another field called páircín because it is very small. Another one is sand-pit because of the sand-pit that is in it. We have another field called páirc ruadh because of the little red weeds that grows in it. We call another field the hill field because of the hill that is in it. We call another field the fort field because of the fort that is in it. We call another field the half-acre because there is only half an acre of ground in it.

Collector
Rosie Curry
Gender
female
Informant
Mrs Curry
Gender
female
Age
47
Address
Knock, Co. Mayo
Language
English
Location
Cloondace