School: An Scairbh (B.)

Location:
Scarriff, Co. Clare
Teacher:
Seosamh Mac Siúrdáin

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0591, Page 136

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I live in the district of Scariff and in the barony of Upper Tulla. The principal village in this district is Scariff. It is situated on a hill and contains about one hundred houses. They are all slated except two. They are Wiley's in Main Street and Moloney's in Church Street.
Scariff, which means a ford, got its name from the ford in the river at the bottom of the town. There are many people over 70 years in this district and the oldest person is Miss Conway. She lives in the town and she is over 90 years of age. There is only one old person in Scariff who knows Irish and that is Mrs Keane. That is due to

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Collector
Seán Ó Briain
Gender
male
Address
Drewsborough, Co. Clare
Informant
(name not given)
Relation
parent
Gender
male
Age
48
Address
Drewsborough, Co. Clare
Language
mixed
Location
Scarriff