School: Turlough, Béal an Chloga (roll number 14872)

Location:
Turlough, Co. Clare
Teacher:
Áine, Bean Uí Éalaidhe

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There were many old houses long ago in this parish. ...

There were many old houses long ago in this parish. My uncle told me there were over a hundred in a place called Ballina Fad. He said the people that were in them went away the time of the famine. The place is all ruins now. There is another place called Corcomroe Abbey. Tis said Red Hugh slept in it. People say Cisterians lived in it. It was built about the twelfth century. There is a beautiful arch in it and also a stone stairs going up to the top of it.
Most of the houses were thatched. Michael Linnane Shesha is able to tell stories.

Collector
Fergus Linnane
Gender
male
Collector
Michael Linnane
Gender
male
Address
Sheshia, Co. Clare
Informant
Pat Linnane
Relation
parent
Gender
male
Address
Sheshia, Co. Clare
Language
English