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

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

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Baile Uí Meadhraigh - Ballyvera

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0572, Page 274

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Baile Uí Meadhruigh = Ballyvera; O'Mara's Townland.
Houses now = Eight
Houses long ago = Ten
Houses gone are,Mr Franklin's and Mr
Fogarties
Tatched Houses now =5
Slated = 2
alvanised Iron (Zinc) 1
Three are three houss built with stone and mortar and cament. Five houses built with stone, mortar and clay.
The fences are clay and stone and some of them are all stone.
There are five native Irish Speakers in this townsland; Tom Mason, Raymond Condon, Mrs R Walsh, Mr Dalany and Mrs T Mason.
Mr Fogarty was a smith and lived at Ballyvera Cross where he had his forge. He was an excellent smith but was a very small and very cross little man. In fact it is still applied to any small person, you are as small as Micilín Fogarty.

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Informant
Mrs Alice Walsh
Gender
female
Age
87
Address
Lodge, Co. Tipperary
Language
English
Location
Ballyveera