As it was in the 1940s

Do you know who occupied the various houses and buildings?  Test you knowledge.  Then check below where the indices are matched with the occupiers.  Bíodh spórt agat. 

Eighteen of the twenty-six occupied houses are now in different ownership.  There were about eighty residents in the village in the forties.  Nine of  these residents still live in the village, five of the nine being in their original houses.  Fifty seven of the residents are deceased, beannacht Dé lena n-anamacha.

The village was then a much smaller place than it is to-day - there were no houses on the Inchigeela side of Tigh na mBan, no houses west of Dún Lua and no houses beyond Siopa Uí Chríodáin (No. 22).  Neither were there any factories.

'Is mó cor a chuireann an saol de'.

                                                                              Donnchadh ó Luasaigh,
                                                                                       Baile an Chollaigh.

(Sketch Map of 'Ballingeary Village' to go in here. -not available yet.)