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2019-05-22 22:02
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A fine mill was worked up to about forty years ago. It was situated in the lands of Mr. William Fitzgerald, Ovens.
In Nov '94 - late in the evening - a fire broke out, owing to fuel shortage for machinery & the mill were completely gutted.
The mill hands resided at Lisheens, Barnagore & Ovens Bridge. They left the neighbourhood after the disaster & their cottages fell into disrepair. The district soon declined in population. At present a few broken down walls at Lisheens Cross mark the site of a once well inhabited village - Lisheens. The district where the fire occured is known as "Burnt Mills"