School: Killygorman

Location:
Killygorman, Co. Cavan
Teacher:
Bean Ní Ghuidhir

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0982, Page 009

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Sir Ralph Cusack was landlord ovedr the townlands of Drumlara (then written Drumlaragh) Aughnacreevy and Relliaugh. He was looked upon as being a good landlord.
On one occasion he invited his tenants to Dublin to spend a day and a night in the city. He gave them a good time and bore all expenses.
He also encouraged them to improve their land by paying them for draining it in the winter time. His agent a Mr Faris, Corr, Killeshandra, inspected and reported on the work. To those who wished to raise their house and slate them he allowed half the cost.
Rector Saunderson was landlord of Killygorman, Derrinlester & Pottle.
His Catholic tenants were always in dread of being evicted as he often threatened to do so if they did not obey his commands.
He tried as far as he could to

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Collector
Margaret Maguire
Gender
female
Occupation
teacher
Informant
David Magee
Gender
male
Age
circa 78
Address
Drumlarah, Co. Cavan
Language
English