Re: cloonkesh

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Posted by MM on December 15, 2001 at 15:17:28:

In Reply to: Re: cloonkesh posted by Murrisk on December 15, 2001 at 06:16:28:

Agree with Murrisk here although my information is coming from a second hand source."OLD DAYS,OLD WAYS"An illustrated Folk History of Ireland by Olive Sharkey.
"Townlands were usually defined by rivers and streams,especially in lowland areas.Spanning the rivers at certain points were " kishes" or footbridges(droichead coise).Most of the kishes were only a single plank in width,but when the river separated one part of a farm from another,the kish would have to have been wide enough to take a cart..A series of planks tied raftlike together formed this kind of kish,and two hand-rails of rope bordered it on each side"
Cloon or cluain = meadow or pasture-land.So Max follow tht lovely Clydagh river which still appears to remain unpolluted and look for the droichead cois between the meadows and you'll be right there!On another note have you done much walking recently?I would love to upload some of my photos to the new page here,but have to figure out how to make them smaller for upload.

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