Re: For Jean, MM & Others

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Posted by Mavis on September 05, 2001 at 21:07:27:

In Reply to: Re: For Jean, MM & Others posted by Murrisk on September 05, 2001 at 01:03:12:

I don't actually know where the name Snugboro originates, but Snugboro is made up of many small villages, The townland of Snugboro is actually (to the best of my knowledge) just off the Newport Rd.
The area known as Snugboro encompasses the little villages of Carrowbrinogue (where the Messiah lives) Borradruma a long village, Croc a loch where when I was a youngster there were only 3 houses Tullycommons, Derryharrif (North & South), Coarsepark and Ballinaglough - the village of the stones from where I believe the stone to build the Church of the Holy Rosary was quarried. There are a few more little villages whose names I can't remember. If there is anyone reading who can be of assistance please do.
The national School in Snugboro dates back to 1890. Mammy Hanley taught there for a while as did the Quigleys in the early days and Heverin. Michael Cunningham is lashing it out there for a long time now. Fionnuala Flanagan (nee McTigue - Andy's daughter) taught "the babies" ..
The old school when I knew it was just two rooms. One for the master and the other for the Missus.
The open hearth was the central heating and you knew who the big boys were because they lit the fire.
Toilets were a wooden pit style effort and just a tad smelly.
The school developed into a refugee school for townies with teacher problems from the early seventies.
Snugboro is a good auld spot with a lot of gentle folk sadly many of the best are gone to their rest.
Strangely a lot of the milkmen came from the Snugboro area probably more to do with it's poximity to the town. There was Tom Mc Hale. The Brownes, The enimitable Grehan Sisters, Kevin Mangan, Jimmy Hopkins, Maggie Naughton and a few more.
Murrisk - when I was a kid there were mushrooms in every decent field, August & September my father would have a load when he brought in the cows for milking in the morning. Throw them on top of the range with a bit of salt and that was breakfast of the year.
Jimmy McLaughlin in Derryharrif had the best farm for mushrooms, buckets & buckets, but he also had a way of training dogs that I have never seen since. His collie, Pop as I remember used to bring in the turf sod by sod or if Jimmy forgot the spade or something up in the field he could send Pop off and back Pop would come precariously balancing said spade.
Enough of times when we were corrahauns and gedgemeens and skhyiin things 'till they were in flitters.
Hello Derek - Welcome on board

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