Field Names and Placenames around Imanemore
Soft place at the back of McDermotts. The hens and turkeys used to go down there to lay their eggs.
Back in the Woodeen
Fahy’s wood or a garden near Fahy’s
Wet field or area
Croc Ni Mor
Down at Donnellans, high hill and stile
Garden near Christy Fahy’s
Paddy Rooney’s field
Near Mick McDermotts, a wooded area with the ruins of Hillsbrook Estate, which once belonged to the Kirwans (Landlords)
Open ground callow (low-lying land which floods when the water table rises) each side of the road to Reilly’s now Berminghams
Henry Kelly’s field.
A yank (American) named Courtney rented this field at one time. It was ever afterwards known as the above
A field opposite Mick Burn’s house belonging to Seamus Collins
Rough ground near Donnellan’s
Down the Liss
Land at end of the bog road. There is a ringfort down there near Eddie McHugh’s house
Field of the Boreen
A meeting place near Kelly’s
Field across from Dolan’s house
Garria a Connaille
Gort na Nath
Near Martin Reilly’s now Bermingham’s.
High Street (nickname)
The houses were Raffertys, Jack Kemple’s and Martin Donnellan’s. Martin Donnellan’s wife Rose, used to have a shop and she bought eggs and sold cigarettes.
The Poll Mór
Stream widening out opposite Johnny Courtney’s old house about 40 to 50 yards wide and 25 yards long. It used to be covered with ice in winter and was a great place for sliding or skating.
Bóthar na Crann
The road to Tygreenane.
Boreen near McHughs on way to White Stile
Poll a Roistín
Deep hole at the stream – dangerous.
Croc Ni Ban
Liss road in the general area of Paddy Collins house above Cloonriddia bog and below Imanemore.
Cois na Arrai
Drain between Stovelodge and Imane – had to cross it to get to house dances where there would be porter, tea and cakes. People used to fish there for eels and trout etc.
Well (Spring Well) where people used to go to get water.
Sliabh Ard (name of road)
Back of Paddy Treacy’s, Dolans, and Jack Fahy’s. Big acre of high ground.
Toareen a Bóthar
A Well on the side of road beside Mick Burke’s and Monaghan’s. There are supposed to be fairies around it
Pig House beside Mick Courtney’s and Mick Burke’s.
Near Mary Concannon and Con Mullins’ house. Concannon’s was a great visiting house where people played cards. Patsy the Sticks a man that travelled about, used to stay there. He was a native of Kilbeggan, Co. Westmeath
A gate and meeting place near Con Mullins land and Mary Concannon’s house
Up the Bog Road
Road from Poll a’ Chapaill to Corscagh.
The White Stile
A place everyone knew between Dolan’s and Burns’.
A hill near Dolan’s house through the field going up Dolan’s hill
Nolans’ Houseen (Herd’s Hut)
A hut near Mylie Nolan’s house where herds used to shelter.
The New Line
Down at Michael Fahy’s forge. Boreen beside Michael Fahy’s new house – junction at Fahy’s hill.
Mick Fahy’s forge
Fahy’s forge was a landmark in the area
The Meeting of the Waters
A place where five townlands meet at one point in Seamus Treacy’s farm. They are Tygreenane, Stovelodge, Cottage, Cooldorragha and Imanemore.. There was said to be a cure where the five waters meet. I have heard of people who went there witrh foot ailments like sprained ankles, foot ulcers and other complaints as well. It was said that if you let the water flow on the affected area that the swelling, warts etc. would disappear. I did hear of a man named Martin Concannon who went there on three occasions and was cured.