School: Carrowreagh (roll number 16884)

Carrowreagh, Co. Donegal
Annie Davidson
The Schools’ Collection, Volume 1109, Page 122

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  1. My home district is Carrowreagh, in the Parish of Burt, and Barony of Inishowen. There are about 22 families and about 95 people all together in the district and the most common name of all the families is the Quigleys.
    Some of the houses are thatched and others slated and just 1 or 2 of them have clay floors. There was no cement put in between the stones when they built houses long ago and the stones were just laid, one on top of the other and there were not plastered inside. Some of the houses had half doors, and they had very small windows, and some people just put a bit of cloth in the windows for glass.
    Mr Wark lives in a house like this and a floor of earth is in it, and it is very rough. Mr Wark, Mr Arthur, Mr and Mrs Mc Laughlin and Miss Cochrane a re the only old people living here, over seventy.
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    Carrowreagh, Co. Donegal
    Joan Peoples
    Carrowreagh, Co. Donegal