School: Lathaigh (Laghey)

Location:
Laghy, Co. Donegal
Teacher:
Proinsias Mac Pháidín

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Name of Fields

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 1032, Page 105

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Long ago people used to call their fields after some person, place or thing. It was commonly known in our locality. Daddy told me that old Cassie Brodbin called some of her fields after some place Here are some of the names of fields.
The Árdan Páirc it was called that name because it is all high rocks.
The poll a Phreachain. It was called that name because long ago crows used to make their nests there. This field belongs to Cassie Brodbins.
An Páirc Uachtair. It was called that name because it is up above the house. This is the Names of John Devanney’s fields. An Pairc Dubh. That is the black pairc. The field is between a river and John Devanneys house. An t-Seanbhaile. That is the old home. There was

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Collector
Sarah Tunney
Gender
female
Address
Golard, Co. Donegal
Informant
Mick Tunney
Gender
male
Address
Golard, Co. Donegal
Language
English
Location
Golard