School: Graigue, Cill Dairbhe (roll number 4124)

Location:
Graigue, Co. Cork
Teacher:
Mícheál Ó Lionacháin

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0375, Page 043

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Oldcastletown, Kildorrery, Co. Cork. Before the country got so covered with trees they could be seen from one another. There is another one in the lands of Mr Patrick Dwane, Oldcastletown, Kildorrery, Co. Cork. Another one lies in farm of Mr Michael O Regan Oldcastletown, Kildorrery, Co Cork. All these are surrounded by earth fences on some of which trees grow. The liss in Patrick Noonan's land is surrounded by a bare earth ditch. All these are within view of each other.
These forts are supposed to be built by the Danes. The reason why they were built is that whenever they were in danger these forts served as a protection. The fences were a great deal than they are now and people were able to signal to each other. Just at the moment Patrick Noonan's fort

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Collector
Margaret Carroll
Gender
female
Address
Boleynanoultagh, Co. Cork
Informant
Mr John Walsh
Gender
male
Age
55
Address
Cullenagh, Co. Cork
Language
English