School: Bennekerry, Carlow

Bennekerry, Co. Carlow
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this district, and about forty-three people. There is no one over seventy in this district. Miss Elizabeth Nolan, Rutland, went to America, about seven years ago. Most of the houses in our district are slated.

Benekerry is the name of the district where I live. There are twenty-two houses in it presently. There are four farmers' houses, and the remainder are labourers' cottages. The population is about one hundred. There are two sisters, Mrs Tobin and Mrs. Hickey over seventy years of age, and a man named Michael Sullivan, over eighty years. Mrs. Tobin can remember lots of things that happened long ago, and tells some good old stories. Years ago there were the houses in the district were more numerous than now, and the population was double

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James Mc Guill
Bennekerry, Co. Carlow