School: Caitrín Naomhtha, Eachdhruim (roll number 14423)

Aughrim, Co. Galway
Pádraig Ó Ceocháin
The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0029, Page 0340

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  1. My Home District
    The name of the district that I live in is called Garrynamishauru. It got it's name from all the primroses that grow there. There are eight families in this district, and of the eight, four of them are Mintons.
    It is a nicely situated district, and there are two or three small woods there. The trunk road runs close by those houses. A part of the battle of Aughrim was fought around this district, and I found some bullets in the ploughed land around here.
    It is a fairly hilly district, but the land is very good. There is a very good spring well and in the Summer time when all the other wells would be dry, people come to this well for water.
    (Dermot Minton, Aughrim Hill)
    Transcribed by a member of our volunteer transcription project.
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    Garrynamishaun or Aughrim Plots, Co. Galway
    Dermot Minton
  2. My home district is the village of Aughrim, which is in the barony of Clonmacnoon. There are about thirty houses in it, all of which have slated roofs. Three quarters of them, almost, are two
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