Scoil: Bellanagare (uimhir rolla 2968)

Béal Átha na gCarr, Co. Ros Comáin
Seán Mac Dochair

Scag na scéalta

Taifeach: Íseal | Ard
Composition - A Local Industry

Tagairt Chartlainne

Bailiúchán na Scol, Imleabhar 0244, Leathanach 113

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Ar an leathanach seo

There are the ruins of an old mill in my district. They are situated in a wood in the townland of Ballinagare called "The Mill Plantation". It was an oat meal mill and it was owned by the OConors.
The people in the surrounding districts used to sow a large quantity of oats and thresh it with a flair. In the winter they would get it ground into oat meal. The busiest time in this mill from September to March. The fee for to get a hundred weight of oats ground was one shilling.
As years went by the people did not sow as much oars and they did not support the mill. The miller sold the mill and left the locality and the mill was burned about fifty years ago.
There was another mill situated in the village of Kilcorkey. It was also an oat-meal mill. It has not been used for over twenty years. There was an old man in Carrowreagh named Thomas Neary who used to weave woll and flax.
When the flax was woven he would make sheets out of it. He used to make blankets out of the woven wool. A great number of the sheets and blankets he made are still to be found.

Eileen Mc Cormack
Terence Ryan
An Dromainn, Co. Ros Comáin