School: Windgap (C.), Thomastown (roll number 5698)

Location:
Windgap, Co. Kilkenny
Teacher:
Bean Mhic Eóin

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The Local Roads

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0851, Page 315

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This old main road from Dublin to Cork is within a few fields of where I live. It ran along through Mantingstown, Garryricken, and Killamary. Bianconi cars used to pass by there twice every day bringing the mails and the passengers as there was no other means of travelling.
These cars were very big with four horses drawing each of them.

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Collector
Chrissie O' Shea
Gender
female
Address
Garryrickin, Co. Kilkenny
Informant
(name not given)
Relation
parent
Gender
female
Address
Garryrickin, Co. Kilkenny
Language
English