School: Aughacashel (roll number 15356)

Location:
Aghacashel, Co. Leitrim
Teacher:
Joseph Conifry

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0211, Page 502

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In the townland of Mullaghgarve in the year 1936, I was working on a Relief Scheme, and I came on a mound of stones. There were big long limestone flags, standing up on end along the sides of the mound and at both ends. Outside the flags there were piles of stones of various sizes and shapes - some of them would weigh about 2 cwt. Inside the same standing flags there were a number of broken flags which appeared to me to have been a cover that reached from the standing flags on one side to those on the opposite side. Of the standing flags there was one on the western end higher than the others. Outside that flag we got ashes similar to that, that comes from a turf fire.
Between the standing flags

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Collector
Joseph Conifry
Gender
male
Occupation
teacher
Informant
Terence Geoghegan
Gender
male
Age
55
Address
Derreen (Johnston), Co. Leitrim
Language
English