School: Sliabh na Cille (roll number 14513)

Location:
Slievenakilla, Co. Leitrim
Teacher:
Peadar Mac Fhlannchadha

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0206, Page 295

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THE GLORY HOLE

This is in the townland of Stranagarvanagh. It is a hollowed place with a bank above it.

RE SALACH ?
This is a wet marshy piece of ground in the townland of Carntulla. I think this is a corruption of Srath Salach.

POLL GORM
This is the name of a hole in the Carntullagh River beside Denis McHugh's bridge near the Slievenakilla School. This river separates the townlands of Stranagarvanagh and Carntulla. The hole contains blue gravel into which a person would easily sink.

(Collected by Myles McGourty, as above)

THE SWEAT HOUSE

The remains of an old sweat house are still to be seen here. (On Mr Stephen Rynn's land in the townland of Aughrim)

SRCREIGLEÁN BUIDHE ?
This is an Allt on Michael Doyle's land in the townland of Aughrim.

BROCACH SPOUT (?)
is on the mountain in the townland of Tullynaha in the parish of Ballinaglera.

BINN
is a place on the mountain in the townland of Aughrim.

THE TAN-YARD
This is a place on John McGourty's land in the townland of Tullynaha. Stacks of turf used to be built there. The people used to beat their donkeys so much that one man said it should be called the yard of tanning. This why it was called the "Tan-yard".

(Francie Browne from his grandmother, Mrs Susan Rynn of Aughrim)

For further Local Place Names P.T.O.

Collector
Francie Browne
Gender
male
Informant
Mrs Susan Rynn
Relation
grandparent
Gender
female
Address
Aughrim, Co. Leitrim
Language
mixed