School: Killyrann

Location:
Killyran, Co. Cavan
Teacher:
Mrs Stafford

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0964, Page 265

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I have often heard the farmers of Killyran townland near Bawnboy Co. Cavan talking about certain places on their farms which are known by funny names.

I have heard of hills and fields called by funny names such as
'' the big field , the round hill, the black hill, (and) the fort field and the two acre park. The round hill is called this name because the ditches around it are made in a circle. The black hill is called this name because the soil in it is very black and is is good for growing crops. I have heard some farmers say that there was a fort in the fort field long ago. The two acre park is a big field which contains about to acres of land and it is used for cattle to graze on.

Collector
Ernest Gerty
Gender
male
Address
Killyran, Co. Cavan
Informant
(name not given)
Gender
unknown
Language
English