Indeed the roads one's kin travelled are now back roads and Thornhill
Church would have been the main road people travelled heading Sligo way.
The road that goes past the Viking Centre was the main road to Carrick
on Shannon that coaches used until the bridge was built at Dowra.
We'd notice the signs of where things used to be, like your double
hedges and even where old houses used to be up mountains and even the
old tracks across them by the differences in vegetation or double-banks
On 29/05/2015 18:32, Viola Wiggins wrote:
He remembered the present road from the Hanging Rock to Blacklion,
which replaced the Old Coach Road, being build in that manner. That would be in the late
The old road went through our farm and is now almost invisible but if one looks the old
double hedges still exists in places. That old road used to bypass Blacklion and come out
at the Red Lion near the Dowra Cross.
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