￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼The Still Pond, Fairfield, Enniscorthy, Co Wexford. Fairfield Farm lies directly behind large trees in far middle distance. Home of my ancestors for hundreds of years. H/t J. Cassin.
I had a comment from Carole Foley-Coleman from Delaware USA on an older post here
This is another photo of the Still looking out from Doyle’s Pub. There is a house directly opposite Fairfield farm. It has a half acre of land attached to it. It adjoins land belonging to Fairfield as it was once part of the farm. It was common practice in olden days for land to be compulsory taken off farmers by local authorities, if they so needed same to build houses for people. The latter were known as labourers cottages. I know that there were two brothers called White who lived in the house. I also see the name White in the census form above for 1901. I must look at it later on in more detail. A 1/4 acre of land was also handed over. It would be facing this house, (which is now owned by a lovely family). I think the family were called Murphy/Morrissey? The one-storied houses got an acre of land, whilst the two-storied houses got a half acre. I’m not sure as to why that happened. I was told that my mother gave a beautiful Christening gown to the family. It’s a story that I won’t elaborate on here. Fairfield Farm has two fields and a bit more sandwiched between this house and the once famous Daphne Castle. When one meanders into the centre of the fields there is such a glorious view to be had of Enniscorthy. It’s like being in another world it is that beautiful. There will always be good fertile land found where planter Protestants settled. This was told to me in good faith by an auctioneer, who should know what he was talking about.
Just read that Monart Spa has won best spa in Ireland three times in a row. It has also been recognised as the second and third best spa in the world. Great achievement for Liam Griffin and group.