Old Roads

Abstract: Story collected by Mary Mac Kenna, a student at Cor Dubh school (Corduff, Co. Monaghan) (no informant identified).

Original reference: 0934/1/26

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County The Schools' Manuscript Collection : County Monaghan Schools

Kenna, Mary Mac

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The Old Roads [duchas:4715737]

The old road was the main coach road leading from Dublin to Derry. In those days there were no railways trains bicycles buses or trams only coaches for going long journeys.
The coach was drawn by four or six horses.Every ten miles the coach travelled they changed the horses. They changed in Carrickmacross and Castleblaney. In those days they did not go often on long journeys only on urgent business because there were highway robbers going round. They stopped the coaches and took all the money and everything they had.
The coach was stopped once on the old road at Bogtown cross.

Origin information
Corduff, Co. Monaghan
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Physical description
p. 062
Volume 0934
Collected as part of the Schools' Folklore scheme, 1937-1938, under the supervision of teacher Mrs Flood.
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School location
CorduffAn Chorr DhubhCorduffMagherossFarneyMonaghan
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Original reference: 0934/1/26

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"The Old Roads"in "The Schools' Manuscript Collection," held by University College Dublin, National Folklore Collection UCD. © University College Dublin. Digital content by: Glenbeigh Records Management, published by UCD Library, University College Dublin <https://doi.org/10.7925/drs1.duchas_4727788>
Collected as part of the Schools' Folklore scheme, 1937-1938, under the supervision of teacher Mrs Flood.
Supported by funding from the Department of Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht (Ireland), University College Dublin, and the National Folklore Foundation (Fondúireacht Bhéaloideas Éireann), 2014-2016.
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Metadata creation date: 2014/2016 — Metadata created by Fiontar, Dublin City University, in collaboration with the National Folklore Collection UCD and UCD Library. Original Fiontar metadata converted into MODS by UCD Library.

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