School: Baile na Mín (roll number 14925)

Ballinameen, Co. Roscommon
Tomás Ó Conchobhair
The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0238, Page 426

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  1. Carkfree
    The name of my townland is Carkfree. There are ten houses in it. The most common name is Cregg. There is one cottage in it and the rest are all thatched. It got its name from the grouse that were in it long ago. There are two people over seventy years in it. The land is boggy, it is not a very big district. There are two roads running through it.
    This townland contains 7 houses and 37 people. There are two persons, John Beirne and Mrs Tansey, over 70 years of age. Six of the houses are thatched. There were many more houses in this townland in former times, but where they stood is now Camlin farm.
    None of the old people in this school district now know Irish. Camlin was a Protestant Proselytizing centre during the Famine times, and had a soup school and church, but these have now disappeared.
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    Frenchpark, Co. Roscommon