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I have often heard the farmers of Killyran townland near Bawnboy Co. Cavan talking about certain places on their farms which are known by funny names. I have heard of hills and fields called by funny names such as
'' the big field , the round hill, the black hill, (and) the fort field and the two acre park. The round hill is called this name because the ditches around it are made in a circle. The black hill is called this name because the soil in it is very black and is is good for growing crops. I have heard some farmers say that there was a fort in the fort field long ago. The two acre park is a big field which contains about to acres of land and it is used for cattle to graze on.
Collector: Ernest Gerty
Address: Killyran, Co. Cavan
Informant: Name not given
Location: Killyran, Co. Cavan
Teacher: Mrs Stafford
Thanks to B. McGovern who transcribed this and a great many other pages of the The Schools' Collection, from the National Folklore Collection Archives.
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