School: Cor na Fola (B.) (roll number 1607)

Location:
Cornafulla, Co. Roscommon
Teacher:
Liam Ó Hannáin

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0271, Page 004

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About a hundred years ago there lived a man in the Co. Roscommon named Jack Lennon Taylorstown. His dwelling place was beside a big hill and when he died It was called Jack's Hill. There is a great deal of big rocks in it. Once when a man was returning home from a dance in the early hours of the morning, one of the rocks turned over and he saw a beautiful knives and forks under it.
Ten year ago there was about forty acres of bog divided, about two miles in the vicinity. A large crack opened up in it and ever since it is called the crack.
Long ago the people of Ardkeenan was buried in Clonmacnoise. There was a very big hill there and when they would come to it they would raise a cry and that is how it got its name Ardkeenan.
About fifty years ago there was a man in Taylorstown named Sibby. He had a house and a farm. When he died the farm was divided. The people of Taylorstown got land there and ever since they call it Sibbies.

Collector
Thomas Shine
Gender
male
Address
Taylorstown, Co. Roscommon
Language
English
Location
Taylorstown