School: An Churrach (Crogh), Árd Fhionáin (roll number 7911)

Location:
Curragh, Co. Tipperary
Teacher:
Mícheál Ó Dubhshláine

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Poll an tSearraigh - Poulatar

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0572, Page 262

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Poll an Tseannaigh Poulatar
This Townsland has a bottomless well in which it is suppose that a foal fell into - hence the name. Others call it Poll a Tairbh. they say that a man was ploughing this field with 2 bulls under the plough and that the ground fell in and bulls and plough were covered up in the hole. The river running from this well is called Abha an Tsearraigh (Searrach). There is another beautiful well in this Townsland called Poll a Laoigh.
Houses Now = 5, Slated 3, Tatched 2
This townsland contains a one roomed house with a chimney in the corner just inside the door (Mrs Mansfield's). It has about 40 acres - all good land. There are 2 Farmers and 3 Labourers in the Townsland.
Names of the fields:-
Well Field = ajoins well, Poll an Laoigh
Poulatar = From hole in field whence Townsland gets it name.
Kiln Field = This field has an old Lime Kiln.

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Informant
Mrs B. Nugent
Gender
female
Address
Poulatar, Co. Tipperary
Language
mixed
Location
Poulatar