Obvious a convenient location - always providing the local tipple is up to
Dave, was the Inn owned by a Magauran or named after the locality, would you
know? Sounds like an inn may have been on that site for many centuries.
Certainly a great game area - they probably only ate eels during Lent,
being Catholic. I recall reading somewhere that England's Sir Thomas Moore
felt repentant because he was able to eat buttered eel pie during Lent,
when in fact it was his favourite dish thus could not consider it penance.
It's amazing that wild deer are still found in the area, are they left to
roam free or do people hunt them in the season?
It adds up to an almost Baronial way of living, doesn't it; my initial
imagined ideas of their life is nowhere near the reality of the situation as
From: Dave H [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org]
Sent: Wednesday, 29 April 2015 11:19 PM
To: Dee Byster-Graham; fermanagh-gold(a)rootsweb.com
Subject: Re: FERMANAGH-GOLD Eels
I will of course frequent the Magauran Inn at end of laneway.. must check
who owns it! Always handy to find a lake near a pub.. and of course to stand
in one county while fishing in the next!
In Northern Ireland one needs a license to fish while down south one doesn't
(Anglers do!) BUT there are rivers where border runs down middle of river,
so if I catch a fish and he swims to other side can I legally bring it in
The Magaurans were there from 1400's or earlier so they would have had
plenty of hunting, Deers, Wild Pig etc, still quite a few Deer around those
parts so they wouldn't have gone hungry!
On 29/04/2015 13:49, Dee Byster-Graham wrote:
By all means, Sir Dave,
If I can claim some kind of hereditary right I would be
positivelydelighted to pass it on to you!
Noblesse oblige and all that. :))
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