The Bone

The place name Machaire Bhotháin perhaps gave rise to the name ‘The Bone’, the area around where the Park Inn was, between Ardoyne and Oldpark. (Machaire – a plain, level land; botháin – hut, shed, cabin. Perhaps a reference to cattle grazing in summer pasture). The three figures at the top are from left to right – Seán Mac Diarmada (who was from Leitrim but was a boarder for a time in Butler Street), Pól DeLéigh, Seán McCaughey; the mini-bus driver is Brendan Bradley. The green-and-yellow uniforms are from Coláiste Feirste. Signed “M Doc 2011” (Michael Dochartaigh).

With support from Glór [An Tuascirt] and the Heritage Lottery Fund.

The Great Hunger was previously on this wall (hence the plough). Ardoyne Avenue.

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text: [X00526] X00633 Stair na gaeilge in ard eoin & machaire botháin, glór an tuaiscairt, teac de leigh, heritage lottery fund, comhionanas don gaeilge, club óige, flax cabs tacsaithe lín, siopai, glasrai, bainne, nuachtan, tobac, failte

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