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Griffith's Valuation of Scart East in 1851 identified the land parcels, or holdings, by number, and subdivided them by letter to identify the individuals living there. Land parcel 5 was divided into Section A and Section B. Section A was comprised of 23 acres of land that was farmed by Patrick Callaghan, who rented it from William Pigott; Section B was 5 acres of land with two houses on it that were sublet by Callaghan to Jeremiah Coghlan and Edmond Beston. Coghlan in turn sublet his house to Johannah Hogan along with a small garden; the remainder of the five acres of 5B was farmed by Pat Callaghan. The white arrow points to a small triangle with a "b" on it, roughly where Johannah's home stood.

On the map above, the lower part of the townland of Scart East lies between the two upright borders. The western border is the Scart-Shanbally Road which separates Scart East from the walled grounds of the 19th century landlord Cornelious O'Callaghan's demesne, part of which is called Scart West. O'Callaghan, also known as Viscount Lismore, built the Scart-Shanbally Road and also built Shanbally Castle on this estate around 1810; the castle itself was in the townland of Garrandillon and was torn down in 1960.

The eastern border of Scart East is the River Tar, which separates Scart East from the townlands of Garrymore and Drumlummin, where
Father Nicholas Sheehy and the Whiteboys levelled walls in the 1700s. To the south, Scart East is bordered by Shanrahan townland, where the town of Clogheen is located, and to the north, the townlands of Inchnamuck and Ballysheehan. (Several ancestors of our Texas Sheehys are buried at an old graveyard in Ballysheehan.)

There is only one road in Scart East, which you can see on the map running roughly parallel to the southern border of Scart East and encompassing one border of Johannah's triangle. It is only about 3/4 of a mile long. If you follow that road east past Johannah's field, you will come to the River Tar and the Garrymore Bridge which crosses it. The next four pages show photos of that road and the field where Johannah's home once stood.
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