School: An Chill, Dúngarbhán (roll number 630 or 16748)

Location:
Kill, Co. Waterford
Teacher:
Tomás Breathnach

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My Native Village

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0650, Page 134

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The name of my village is Kill. It is in the parish of Kilbarrymeaden in the barony of Decies without Drum. There are now twenty-six houses in the village. There are twelve on the road leading to Bonmahon. There are three houses and the school-house on the road leading to Waterford. There is only the police-station on the road to the north of Kill. There are nine houses on the road leading to Kilmacthomas. There were twice as many houses in Kill a hundred years ago. Long ago most of the houses were thatched. After some time they were all slated except a few. Two of the houses are now covered with corrugated iron.
There are three shops and four public houses in the village at present.
The word 'Kill' means a cell or small church.
There are seven people - three men and four women - over 70 at present in Kill. No-one speaks Irish now but Mrs. Cummins and Mr. Corcoran, who have both a fair knowledge of it. These two are the only two story-tellers in the village.
There were a great many ruined houses

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Collector
Máiréad Tóirpí
Gender
female
Informant
(name not given)
Relation
unknown
Language
English
Location
Kill