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Re: Landscapes and place names

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Posted by Murrisk on October 30, 2002 at 18:20:43:

In Reply to: Re: Landscapes and place names posted by JDP on October 29, 2002 at 00:18:31:

Malone's field, now developed, was between Kearneys and the Westport road. The next field on the Castlebar side was originally Haughey's field - not Chalies family. It was bought by St. Marys and the work horses were kept there. Hence the name the horse's field. It too has been built upon. The next field on the Castlebar side where St. Teresas is was known as the bull's field. This was where St. Mary's kept its bulls, often dangerous. There was a sink hole or a quarry in this field called Pollnagollum and the boreen between the bull's fie;ld and the horse's filed was called Pollnagollum boreen. I think this is the access road to the new pitch and putt which was developed on St. Mary's farm. I think the boreen has been given a fancy new name. The triangular field, between the river and the entrance to Gillespies, and opposite the buul's field was called Gillespies field. In summer it was a favourite camping stop for touring cyclists.

The big filed on front of McDonald's, now slated for development, was often called the lawn. McGough's boreen was across the road from it.

What names were given to the field between St. Patrick's Avenue and the graveyard, and to the fields around where Dunne's Stores etc. are now ?

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