School: Clochar na Trócaire, Nenagh

Location:
Nenagh, Co. Tipperary
Teacher:
An tSr. Seanán

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Place Names - Gortlandroe

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0535, Page 261

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1. Person who told it:- Mr. James Branigan.
2. Address:- Gortlandroe, Nenagh, Co.Tipp.
3. Age:- 32. yrs.
4. Occupation:- Labourer.
5. Person who told him:- Mrs. Kearns
6. When:- 3 yrs ago.
7. Age:- 76 yrs.
8. Address:- Gortlandroe, Nenagh.
7. To whom told:- Una Kearns (12 yrs)
8. Address:- Ad Supra.
Gortlandroe means Gort Oilean Ruad[?], but to make it short it is called Gortlandroe. It got its name from a swamp that surrounded a piece of dry land and that piece of land was a kind of an island, and the colour of the soil around that swamp was a dark red, and about 14 years ago there were ten cottages built on the dry land, and the swamp dried up a little, but there is still a trace of it to be seen, it runs through the land of Mr Maher Mr Gubbins and Mr Conway. It is in the parish of Nenagh Co Tipperary.

Collector
Una Kearns
Gender
female
Age
14
Address
Gortlandroe, Co. Tipperary
Informant
Mr James Branigan
Gender
male
Age
32
Occupation
labourer
Address
Gortlandroe, Co. Tipperary
Language
English
Location
Gortlandroe