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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0966,

The Local Roads (2)

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There are some very old roads in this locality. The by-roads are known by the names of the townlands through which they pass. The oldest by-road in this locality is Arderry lane. It was made in the Famine period in Ireland, 1846-47
as relief work. Another old by-road is one that leads through the townland of Teeboy. Long ago it was only a foot path, and a cart or side car could not travel on it. In this district there are several short cuts or near ways.
They lead through fields to the R.C. Church and from one main road to another. There are two main roads in this district, one leads from the town of Swanlinbar to Ballinamore and the other leads from, Corlough to Glengevlin. Long

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ago there was stepping stones instead of bridges at shallow places on the rivers. There was a pass through the townlands of Teeboy and Drumlougher, (Bawnboy Co. Cavan) called '' The Danes Pass. ''
It was so-called because the Danes marched by that route when they were in Ireland. The pass itself is not visible now - but some old people can point out the places that it passed through.

Collector: Roisin Byrne
Address: Muineal, Co. Cavan
Informant: Mr Michael Byrne
Address: Muineal, Co. Cavan



Thanks to Bernadette 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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