My Woodfield

On a beautiful sunny morning as I stand in the back garden and listen to the cuckoo in the tree beside me and the pheasants in the ditch over from me, the lambs bleating in the distance and not another sound except for the pigeon waiting to attack our cabbage plot, I think that there is no other place on earth that I would rather be than at home in Woodfield. It has to be the nearest thing to heaven that I know.

Woodfield is situated at the North West boundary of the parish of Glenamaddy joining the parish of Dunmore. There is an old limestone quarry in the north boundary and there are five Danish forts in the townland which contains 1,180 acres. Woodfield by modern standards is a well-populated, vibrant village and it is fairly unique within the parish as it has the same number of houses today as it had in the census of 1901 and 1911. Many homesteads have changes names and some families have felt but most are descendants of those referred to in the above census.

Author: Patricia Scarry