School: Tomena

Location:
Gortullaghan, Co. Cavan
Teacher:
T. Mac Uidhir

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0963, Page 453

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It is about half a mile from the main road leading from Bawnboy to Swanlinbar. The houses in our district are low thatched houses.
The most of the land is bad and hilly and many trees grow in it. The most plentiful trees are the alder, the whitethorn and the sally.
In some parts there are shrubberies of black-thorns and hazels.
There is a man in the next townland named Thomas McGuire and he can tell many old stories.

Informant
John James Cassidy
Gender
male
Address
Drumcullion, Co. Cavan
Language
English
Location
Drumcullion

In my home district there are only a few historic places. There are thirty people in the townland of Townagh and fifty in Scrabby. In Scrabby there are old walls and it is said and old man and woman lived there. It is said that the old man died without the last Sacrament and that he was not at confession for three years before his death. The old woman died in the County Home.