School: Moynalty (C.)

Location:
Moynalty, Co. Meath
Teacher:
name not given

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Moynalty of Old

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0706, Page 055

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The present village was built by the Farrell as was also Moynalty Hse. The old village was higher up and ran down to the river - at a point where the old coach road crossed the river. A corn mill stood at the river end of the village. The remains of houses were levelled by the Farrell family who built present village. The windows in all the houses of the village (except those newly built or those which have been renovated) are all alike in shape and have diamond-shaped panes of glass. The walls are immensely thick and the buildings quite ancient-looking. In some of the buildings are open shelter still remains in front and most of them have sky-lights in the roofs. From the old village the road ran at the back of the present village and round by the door of what is now Moynalty Hse (then a small one-story thatched house). When Farrells built the new house they had the road changed out some distance to the present place and built a boundary wall between. The old cemetry which has been long closed extended farther towards the North West - extending about half-way over the garden now owned by J. Bell.
All the houses of Moynalty

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Collector
Betty Smyth
Gender
female
Address
Moynalty, Co. Meath
Informant
Michael Reilly
Gender
male
Address
Kingsfort, Co. Meath
Language
English
Location
Moynalty