School: Cuan an Bhainigh (Bannow)

Carrick, Co. Wexford
Tomás Breatnach

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Local Names on Various Points of the Sea Shore

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0876, Page 003

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Local names on various points of the seashore.
Blackhall: The Hamogue, St Bridgid's chamber. The Pound.
Haggard: Keane's Bay
Bannow: Crosslake (believed to be so called as two rivers cross there as they enter the sea).
Fox Burrow (a favourite haunt of foxes to the present day).
Ranndale (believed to be named from ship of that name which was wrecked there).
Long Gap: (so called from length of gap leading from bank to the strand. These gaps are still used for cartage of "wore").
The Windy Gap: (so called from force of wind which blows here between mainland & island).
The Clickeem, The Chapel field, Bawnreke.
Bannow Island: The Doncare, The Foxeens, The Bawnricks, Clare Island, Boston Dock, Pill House, the Nawrdeen. Beggar's Bush, The Hurl. The Ferry, Hareensmoat, The 'Mersh', Hungry Hill.
Brandane: The long ditch, The Cockle Strand.
Verneglye - The old Quay, The Clappers, Sandy Corner.
Near Old Church of Bannow: Lady's Well, Castlegarden, The Chapel Field, The Ham of the Green.
Miscellaneous: The Gottors. The Pill - river following into Bannow Bay.
Cross Lake - according to James Harper, Bannow, is named from fact that in past times funeral horses were placed on bank there as road went by there - hill eroded by the sea.