School: Corderay (roll number 12735)

Shancurry, Co. Leitrim
Seán Ó Céilleachair
The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0208, Page 127

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  1. In Deffier on Phil Ward's land there are three graves one in the field opposite John Lynch's ([?]) house and two on the hill near the Shannon - on top of hill and facing the Shannon.
    At the foot of Jems Barry's orchard there is another grave.
    Barry lives in Drumsherriff.
    A white thorn bush grows over the grave.
    This bush is not to be touched, and the obligation is handed down.
    There are two graves in Derrentunney in that part between the new Shannon and the old Shannon. They are in Saunder's land and marked by a lone bush.
    There is a grave on John Curran's land in the townland of Drumderrig and is marked out by a "Stone". The stone marks the grave.
    In Deffier besider the Shannon in John Lynch's land there is another grave marked by a stone.
    And old road now from Shancurry up to Shannon[?] by the back
    (continues on next page)
    Transcribed by a member of our volunteer transcription project.
    Seán Ó Céilleachair