School: Brownknowe (roll number 7464)

Location:
Brownknowe, Co. Donegal
Teacher:
M. Nic Ghiolla Chearr

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 1086, Page 258

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The district in which I live is the Ramelton district, and the townland is called Ballyhenny. There are only three families in the townland and about twenty-two people. The family names are Roulstone, Patton and Barkery.
Two of the houses are thatched and the other one is a big slated house. No - one here at present knows how the townland got its name. There are no old people over seventy living there. The people in our townland do not know Irish but they know English, they can also tell stories in English.
In former times the houses were more plentiful than they are today. Most of the old houses are in ruins. Some o the people from this townland emigrated to

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Collector
Etta Roulstone
Gender
female
Address
Rathmelton, Co. Donegal
Informant
Mr Sam Roulstone
Gender
male
Age
58
Address
Rathmelton, Co. Donegal
Language
English
Location
Rathmelton