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Placename : Fews

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Administrative Details:

The name Fews is unecclesiastical in origin; it is applied to the parish, but to no particular townland. The region was probably portion of the Forest of Decies alluded to in the Martyrology of Aenghus, March 26th. Fews is, by the way, singularly bare of trees at the present day. The people of this parish were noted, a hundred and fifty years ago, for their pretensions, a trait which gave occasion to the sarcastic allusion of a local poet: - “Uaisle Bochta; Daoine Paróiste na bhFíodh.�


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Parish Location Map:

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