School: Anach (roll number 13630)

Annagh, Co. Sligo
Bean Uí Bhanáin
The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0182, Page 392

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  1. My townland is called Cloongad. It is situated in the parish of Aughanagh. The meaning of the word Cloongad is t"he meadow of the gad" a rope wood for hanging people long ago.
    In this townland there are five families and thirty four people. The houses are all slated except "Prices" which is thatched.
    Some years ago there were no houses in Cloongad except "Prices" which was a police barrack. Cloongad was a large cattle ranch until 1921. It was then divided among the people:
    Part of the land is bog, bog the most of it is rich upland soil which yields good crops.
    The oldest inhabitants are not over sixty years of age.
    Transcribed by a member of our volunteer transcription project.