School: An Gleann Garbh (roll number 2379)

Location:
Glengarriff, Co. Cork
Teacher:
Caoimhín Ó Séaghdha

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Liosanna

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0279, Page 238

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Lioses are large tunnels dug deep down in the ground. There are not many liosanna in this district. There are two of them in Carrigrour. There is one in a field in the side of Carrigrour. The other one is on top of Carrigrour.
These lioses are surrounded by clay banks. People often went into these lioses and nothing happened to them. People often saw cats and other animals near the lioses. It was the Danes made them when they radded the country.
There is another lios at the back of our house. In my Grandfather's time himself and some

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Collector
Nóra Máire Ní Bhriain
Gender
female
Address
Derreenagarig, Co. Cork
Informant
Sinéad Bean Uí Bhriain
Relation
parent
Gender
female
Address
Derreenagarig, Co. Cork
Language
English