“Deffier upper and Lower or Mullagh na gcluck o Mulleng a gCoillte belong to La Touche who lived in Drumhorney beside village of Leitrim.”
Deffier upper and Lower or Mullagh na Gluck and Mulling a gCoillte belong to La Touche who lived in Drumhorney beside village of Leitrim.
McKeon was an Agent for La Touche and a bad one he was.
One day he came to collect rents and found no money with the tenants.
'Well' said he I never met such a lot of [dying?] "Potches". I'll have ye all turned out and I'll get Mr La Touche to plant the land - trees.
Ever after and to this day the neck name remains the Deffier Potches.
There were so many Pats in the town that they [?] them called the Potches.
Poth so and so and Potch so and so.
Matt Farrell lived where Phil Ward
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- Seán Ó Céilleachair