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- my own district is in the Derries. it has got that name because in years gone by it was in plantation or a forest.
It is a large townland, a river separates it from the next townland. The Derries is in the parish of Drumholm. The most of the houses are all thatched except a few. The Derries is situated as a foot of a mountain called Bradley. There are bogs to be found in the Derries.
The school is in the center of the Derries, it is a very old school. There are three lakes in the Derries Lough Rath, Lough Polka [?] and Lough Rhone [?].
In years gone by there were(continues on next page)Transcribed by a member of our volunteer transcription project.