School: Valleymount

Location:
Valleymount, Co. Wicklow
Teacher:
Dll. Ó Cochláin

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0917, Page 025

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field opposite Paddy Byrne's house.
This house is situated a quarter of a mile from the other house. It was also owned by Mr Hanks.
There is a brother of Mr Hanks living in England still.
This house has been unoccupied for about 50 years. Mr Hanks was going to put a foot (bring) bridge across the Kings River where the Ballin(a)houn stepping stones are now.
He used (to) have boats in the river and it (was) his best way to get goods from Blessington. He used to have his (Jack Byrne) goods brought to Burgage Bridge and (Bo) he used to bring them by boat to the Ballinahoun steps. Then he used bring them by horse and cart home.

Burgage Castle
There are the ruins of an(d) old Church and Castle about a mile from Blessington at this side.
Bother of these ruins were blown up by Cromwell in 1649 when he was in Ireland.
There is still a piece of the wall next the graveyard

There are the ruins of an old Church and Castle about a mile from Blessington at this side.
Both of these ruins were blown up by Cromwell in 1669 when he was in Ireland.
There is still a piece of the wall next the graveyard

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Collector
John Egan
Gender
male
Address
Boystown or Baltyboys Upper, Co. Wicklow
Informant
Mr B. Egan
Gender
male
Age
61
Occupation
farmer
Address
Boystown or Baltyboys Upper, Co. Wicklow
Language
English