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- My townland of Curraheen is situated in the parish of Kanturk and in the barony of Duhallow. There are seventeen families living in Curraheen, and seventy people altogether.
The family name most common is "Ahern." There are thirteen houses thatched and four slated. Curraheen got its name from the bogs that were there long ago. There are four old people in the district.
Mr Connell and Mrs Histon are over seventy two years of age, and they can tell famous stories in English but they cannot speak much Irish.
There were nearly twice the houses in Currraheen long ago. Most of them are in ruins now. A lot of people sold their houses and land and went to Australia and America and other foreign countries.
The land is nearly all good, and some field are boggy. A great number(continues on next page)Transcribed by a member of our volunteer transcription project.
- Patrick Ahern