School: Cuan an Bhainigh (Bannow)

Carrick, Co. Wexford
Tomás Breatnach

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My Home District - Bannow

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My Home District - Bannow

My home district is Bannow Bay in the parish of Bannow, in the Barony of Bargy in the County Wexford.
The most common name is Harpur and Crosbie. There are seventeen families in the townland of Bannow.
There are over eighty people altogether.
Most of the houses in Bannow are thatched and are very big and kept very nicely with a garden in front of the house and in summer the flowers are nice.
Bannow got its name from "Cuan an Banibh." The people in Bannow are called "The Bannow hogs" which they do not like.
Homes were more plentiful long ago as you would know by the ruins in Bannow namely the old church, the old ruins up Bannow road and a great many others.
Long ago people used to go to America and Australia but now the most of them are dead.
There are two songs about the townland namely "Bannow's lonely shore", and Bannow's Bright Blue Bag.
About half the land is under tillage and the other half under grass. There are

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