School: Granagh (C.), Brúgh Ríogh (roll number 9928)

Granagh, Co. Limerick
Máire Ní Leidhin

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sent to Knockfierna to prevent such occurrences.

They camped in Dan Sheahan's field, and to this day the field is called "The Camp Field".
There was also a police-barrack in Knockfierna, but the police ceased to live in it over sixty years ago.
"The Barrack" is now a farm-house owned by Thomas White.

There were many famous reapers in Cnoc Firinne. About five or six now, and as many more women used go [?] Knockfriena to "The Black Stick" in Croagh, Reaping, or harvest time - The men used to reap, and the women bind. Each man would reap about 1/4 acre per. day.

Their food consisted of potatoes and milk, three times a day. In the good houses they used get New Milk with the potatoes, but there were other houses were the milk used to be stored up for days before hand, for the meoial, and it used to be so sour that it was called Green Milk
On the return journey each evening the reapers used challenge each other to running and jumping they never felt tired and never minded the long journey.