School: Ráth Mhaoláin (Robertson) (roll number 10374)

Location:
Rathmullan, Co. Donegal
Teacher:
Éamonn Mac Stiopháin

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used to eat bread which was very black in colour. They used to eat salt meat. They used to take their supper early

The only Irish Christian names known in the district which might be termed at all uncommon are Manus and "Columba" Also Niall. Biblical names are fairly common amongst the Presbyterian community e.g. "Moses"

Subhead 10. Irish forms of surnames in district.
The most common Irish surnames are:-
Deeny, Sheridan, Friel, Mc Collum, Doherty, Gallagher, Mc Laughlin, Coll.
Three rather uncommon Irish surnames found here are Shovlin, Tinney & Toye. I have heard the opinion expressed that Shovlin is a form of Sullivan.
Certain non-Irish surnames are fairly common e.g. Anderson, Molseed, Morrison.

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