School: Pitfield, Inis (roll number 11091)

Location:
Cluain Draighneach, Co. an Chláir
Teacher:
Tomás Ó Maonaigh
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  1. About 100 years ago or more the "Terry Alts" were fairly strong in this locality (parish of Clondegad). They were giving a great deal of attention to the land-grabbing fraternity and landlord class, so much so that the government authorities in Ennis sent out a posse of soldiers under a seargent to try and capture some of them and collect as much information of the society as they could.
    On a Sunday morning early they arrived in the townland of Lavalla (Lavally) west of the Abhann Sliabh or Clondegad River.
    They raided a house belonging to a man named Martin Gavin and took away with them a white bandle-cloth shirt and a pair of long stockings and then continued to Breaffa where they met a man named Ryan putting a "brath" in a kiln.
    They asked him, "How far does this road lead"?
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    Transcribed by a member of our volunteer transcription project.
    Languages
    Irish
    English
    Collector
    Thomas Meaney
    Gender
    Male
    Occupation
    Teacher
    Address
    Cluain Draighneach, Co. an Chláir
    Informant
    John O' Neill
    Gender
    Male
    Age
    75
    Address
    An Leathbhaile, Co. an Chláir