School: Baile Uí Dhuibh, Kilmeaden (roll number 13636)

Ballyduff West, Co. Waterford
Caitlín Madders
The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0650, Page 270

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  1. The Local Roads
    The old road going from KIlmead
    en to Portlaw, ran through
    Pouldrew, at the back of Pouldrew
    Lake, and on through Darrigle,
    and out at Kilbunny, and then
    into Portlaw.
    There are many old tradition
    connected with this old road;
    it is said that people should
    take short steps like a funeral
    because long ago a priest was
    beheaded there. He dressed him-
    self as a beggar, and a woman
    who was living there betrayed
    him to the soldiers.
    Anybody that ever went to live
    in that house afterwards always
    had the habit of looking out over
    the half door.
    From that on it is said the
    lark never sang, or never will
    sing over Kilmeaden.
    Transcribed by a member of our volunteer transcription project.
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      1. man-made structures
        1. public infrastructure
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