School: Yellow Furze

Location:
Yellow Furze, Co. Meath
Teacher:
Síle, Bean Uí Leamhain

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Poll Mór

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0684, Page 185

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There is a field called the Poll Mór, two fields from my home.

I heard my grandfather say that some of the men coming from the battle of Tara threw their pikes into the hole of water from which the field derives its name.
Two fields from the Poll Mór there is a place called Tobar Fianáin.
There was a well there in old times and there is a spring in the spot still.

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Holy Mass was celebrated in the open air during the Penal times under a big bush on the Glen Road between Kentstown and Brownstown.
Mass was also said on a hill which is far into a field in Smithstown.

Collector
Veronica Quinn
Gender
female
Informant
Mrs Brennan
Gender
female
Language
English
Location
Yellow Furze