GOOGLE MAP WITH SITES FROM OUR VILLAGE

   




























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INTERVIEWS WITH OLDER PEOPLE FROM OUR AREA



                                       























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LOCAL TOWNSLAND AND THEIR MEANINGS


These are the townlands in our parish. We used the OSI and Down Survey Maps to identify these.



BallyMorris – Baile Mhuiris – Morris or Maurices Town.



        Barmoney -    Barr Muine – Top of the shrubbery.

   Barr Móna – Top of the Bogland.



Coolafullan

Cúil a Pholláin – Corner of the little pool.

Cúil Fóláin – Corner of the little blood



Galbally – Gallbhaile

The town of the foreigners ( The English were usually referred to as foreigners)



Kereight

An Chaoraíocht- Temporary settlement of the shepherds huts.



Raheenahoone – Ráithín na hUamhan

The  little enclosure of the cave.

Raithin na hAbhann – The little enclosure of the river.



Sparrowsland

On the old Down Survey Maps, this townsland was called Ballielane but it changed due to a Quaker family moving to the area called Sparrow.



Tomfarney

Tuaim Fearna – The mound of the Tumulas of the alders.


                                                            



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What We Did:
During our time with Michael Fortune we looked at the www.osi.ie and The Downs Survey websites and we looked at the old maps of our parish, we found a Holy Well, a Rath, The Druids Altar and many other things we never knew about and we also found out that the old school used to be in the car park and there was a police barracks down past Andy’s lane. 
We also found out about the old place names and Galbally means town of the foreigners. We went for a walk to find the Druids Altar and the holy well, which is called St. Cuan’s well which is said to cure toothaches. We made up our own Galbally cures that were very funny. 
We also collected photos from around the parish. We made up our own map, marking all the historic sites. Using google maps We made 2 films of people from the parish talking about stories and superstitions. We helped Michael edit the 2 films which took a long time. I hope you enjoy our work.
Here are some photos Michael took of us on our walk. Click here to view.
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