School: Dromad (roll number 16781)

Location:
Drumod, Co. Leitrim
Teacher:
Millicent "Nuabhroinn"

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Local Place Names

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0214, Page 042

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Local Place Names
Bobbies field is in Dromod Beg near Aughery in our land. It is called Bobbies field because a wicked horse was put in it called Bobbie who ate a woman and had to be sold and the field is called after him. Bob's gap is in Dromod Beg just outside Dromod village, it is called Bob's gap because a ghost appears there and people say it is Bob Gilbride and the gap is called after him.
Furnace Garden is in the townland of Furnace, it is beside the main road. It is called Furnace Garden because foreigners came there with tree mules and set up there in an old castle and began to melt iron and had always a big furnace burning. The fort lane is in Dromod Beg it runs down by Bob's gap it is called the fort lane because there is a fort there.
Nancy's garden in Aughery called because an old woman lived there called Nancy and old nuns are still to be seen. There are deer parks in Derrywillow called because a man named Nesbitt lived there long ago and he used to keep deer and put them in the Park and it is called the deer parks.

Collector
Susan Crowe
Gender
female
Age
14
Address
Drumod Beg, Co. Leitrim
Informant
James Crowe
Gender
male
Age
66
Occupation
farmer
Address
Drumod Beg, Co. Leitrim
Language
English
Location
Drumod Beg