School: Presentation Convent, Lucan

Location:
Lucan, Co. Dublin
Teacher:
Sr Gabriel

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Esker

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0793, Page 284

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Leaving Lucan by the Esker road up the steep hill, and passing the new cemetery, we presently enter the little village of Esker, more populous in former years, and once possessing a Grammar School and a cotton factory. The district of Esker was one of the four ancient Royal manors of County Dublin, the revenues of which were on occasions applied to the defence of the Pale against "The Irish Enemie". Esker means a ridge of sandhills, this place marking the commencement of the great Esker-Riada, a line of low hills which extends almost uninterruptedly to the County Galway, and was fixed upon as the boundary between the North and the South of

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Collector
Nellie Ronan
Gender
female
Address
Chapel Hill, Co. Dublin
Informant
Mr T. Brady
Gender
male
Address
Lucan, Co. Dublin
Language
English