School: Yellow Furze

Yellow Furze, Co. Meath
Síle, Bean Uí Leamhain

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0684, Page 239

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One the Stackallen (round) road there is a wood names "Coyle's Wood"...

On the Stackallen (round) road there is a wood named "Coyle's Wood" and at one time it was a burial ground. There was also a hospital there at one time and when the people had the "Cholera" they were treated in it. When they died they were (planted) buried where the wood is now, and those trees were planted to keep the peoples bones from being rooted up and to hinder the spread of the disease.

There was a mill on the side of The Boyne at one time and it was used to grind corn.
A man named Mr Carney that owned it and the ruins are to be seen still.
There was another mill down there and the ruins are also to be seen.
A man named Mr Dowdall that owned it and some of the wheels of the mill are there yet.

Kitty Reilly