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

Cornafulla, Co. Roscommon
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.

Thomas Shine
Taylorstown, Co. Roscommon