My townland: Erry – by Mia Gleeson
Primary Children's Competition
My name is Mia Gleeson and I live in Erry.
The word Erry means ‘eerie’ and that means unnatural, freakish, weird and things like that. There is an old church and a castle buried underground in a large field on our farm. You can still see a little bit of the remains of the church on low ground.
The old townland had a watermill. When my dad was five years old, a man from The National Museum in Dublin came to take a sample of wood that was dug up by a digger during drainage work. He took a large bit and carbon dated it and discovered it was from the water mill. He thought it was from around 940A.D. to 980A.D. The man said that Brian Boru could have seen it being built on his way to Cashel. The sample was put in the museum and is still there today.
Mia Gleeson, fifth class, Dualla N.S.
Click to expand photo below.