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Geography

Geography

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The maps on this page are intended to show:

01The location of Tierworker on the border of County Meath and County Cavan in Ireland

02The primary area of interest for Heritage Tierworker within the region bounded by Bailieborough, Shercock, Kingscourt, and Moynalty

03Some of the townlands around Tierworker

 

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The map above shows the location of Tierworker on the border of County Meath and County Cavan

 

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The map above shows the area of primary interest around Tierworker outlined by the blue line encompassing the towns of Bailieborough, Shercock, Kingscourt and Moynalty.

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The map above (although too small to read easily) identifies some of the townlands around Tierworker. The Green Arrow points to Tierworker, on the border between Meath and Cavan. The Black Arrow points to the ancient cemetery of Moybolgue. The Red Arrow points to the border (dotted line) between Meath and Cavan. The distance by road from Bailieborough to Tierworker is about 5 kilometres.

Tierworker (or Taobh Urchair in Gaelic) is named Teevurcher on Ordnance Survey maps of Ireland.

Tierworker is now part of the Roman Catholic parish of Kilmainhamwood, and is located approximately in the centre of the civil Parish of Moybolgue - part of which is in County Meath and part in County Cavan.

Note that the spelling of Place Names on this website generally adheres to that used in the Ordnance Survey Records, but there will be exceptions. Several variations in spelling of Place Names occur in local usage.

The Eyes That Shone - from Ireland to Canada in the 1950s

But a word of warning! The Eyes That Shone is not a saga filled with horrible tragedy and dysfunctional relationships, but rather a celebration of family lives in Ireland and Canada, in other words, a happy story featuring:

  • Memories of life on small farms in Ireland before 1950 and before tractors and electrification, when growing food depended largely on human sweat and muscle
  • Recollections about people and events in the Department of Public Works of Canada where the author worked during the period 1957 to 1991
  • Intimate perspectives on living and dying, politics and religion, home and family