Posted by Murrisk on November 13, 2001 at 23:18:01:
In Reply to: Re: For JDP posted by UTP on November 13, 2001 at 22:45:05:
Soryy MM I should have twiged. The car park you and UTP mentioned is beside the weir. The weir has been 'developed' in the last decades along with the extension to the graveyard. As I remember the original weir was made of stones stacked along the river bed with elevations of around 6 inches between lifts. We used to leave our bikes at the wicket gate and run over the wooden bridge over the river when going to the diving board for a swim. It was a very popular place on Sundays with townsfolk and you could find around 100 people walking or just sitting on the grass listening to a football match compared by Michéal O'Hehir.
UTP - I think you are right about the hill being Baynes Hill. Unbaptised infants used to be buried in the little open space on the right hand side just inside the main gate of the cemetery. That space was left when the cemetery was developed in the mid to late 1800's. The shape and area of the cemetery was considerably different in 1839 but the lake name was the same.
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