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 Post subject: double ditches
PostPosted: Mon Jun 26, 2017 9:04 am 
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Would anyone have information on so called double ditches on Clare farms -
origin, distribution, purpose?

I often heard the term used during the 1940s and 1950s


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 Post subject: Re: double ditches
PostPosted: Fri Jun 30, 2017 8:50 pm 
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Look up http://www.meathfieldnames.com for mention of double ditches.
This is an excellent report on the various Co Meath field names full of interesting information on common & unusual field names.
Check out "Other Interesting Findings" in the "Interesting Findings" section and you will see a report on double ditches including pictures.
I have no knowledge of Co Clare double ditches but maybe others have.
Patrick


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 Post subject: Re: double ditches
PostPosted: Fri Jun 30, 2017 9:01 pm 
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Thank you TreatyCity.

I grew up on a North Liberties farm where we had one, not far from Thomond Park.
There was a little path along the summit.

I am particularly interested in their original purpose.
Our one may have had a drainage function.


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