School: Suncroft, Curragh Camp (roll number 768)

Suncroft, Co. Kildare
N. Mac Seoin
The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0777, Page 027

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    Unofficial place names in the townland of Suncroft. (Crochta-na-Gréine).
    EasCanrath: This is an area adjoining a river which ultimately flows into the Barrow. Just as the small river Enters the area known as Eascanrath it flows Across the road. (Easca). One morning I inquired from a pupil the cause of her absence from school on the previous day. And she informed me that she could not Cross the "Easca" on account of the flood. There is a raised bank in a field close by which in the distance gives one an idea of a rath. Be this as it may the place is known locally as "The Rath".
    Seaumas' Bridge. A bridge on the road leading from the village to Kildare town is known as the above.
    Shaun's pit. A depression of about 30 yards diameter, and a depth of 6 to 8 feet in the corner of a field a short distance behind the school is known locally as Shaun's Pit:
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    Suncroft, Co. Kildare