School: Maghcromtha (B.)

Macroom, Co. Cork
Pádraig Ó Deasmhumhna

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Horse-racing was carried on here a good deal long ago.

Horse - racing was carried on here a good deal long ago.
Centres were at Dromduff, Dromkeen, Carrach an Iarla, [?].
I don't know whether the following is admissible: however I put it in. It is a copy of a racing poster in possession of Mr. James O'Leary, Merchant, Square, Macroom.

Could not get room for it here -- but am putting it in farther on - it is dated 1814


When commencing a game of football etc, two players stand out. One calls out "Chuirm ort", the other answers Leigim leat, "John Murphy agam", 2nd "Ml Healy agam" and so on - to form two teams.

Preserved periodically / practically (?) to this day.