School: Ovens (C.) (roll number 5985)

Location:
Ovens, Co. Cork
Teacher:
Maud Mc Guire

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0345, Page 387

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'does for' Mary Anne.
Go along the Grange Road, and stop as you pass by
Tis there you'll meet Kate Twomey
Indeed she seldom sighs
For herself & Bob McCarthy will be married By & By.

A fine mill was worked up to about forty years ago. It was situated in the lands of Mr. William Fitzgerald, Ovens.
In Nov '94 - late in the evening - a fire broke out, owing to fuel shortage for machinery & the mill were completely gutted.
The mill hands resided at Lisheens, Barnagore & Ovens Bridge. They left the neighbourhood after the disaster & their cottages fell into disrepair. The district soon declined in population. At present a few broken down walls at Lisheens Cross mark the site of a once well inhabited village - Lisheens. The district where the fire occured is known as "Burnt Mills"

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Informant
Edward Mc Carthy
Gender
male
Age
65
Occupation
teacher
Address
Kilcrea, Co. Cork
Language
English