My house was built in the year 1945. It was Con Moylan who was married to my Grand-aunt that built it. It was privately done. It would be after that there was scarcity of materi-als or money before completion. The north wall has smaller stone than other wall.
The fields in this farm are numerically marked beginning with no.1 , which is marked on a cut stone. They are marked in rotation throughout this farm. There is a limestone quarry in the middle of the holding. There is also a place called the ‘Knob’ close by. It would appear there was a lime kiln there years ago. Con Moylan had to sell the farm. The hedges are all intact as they were originally. There was a never-failing water supply in summertime. There was also a well in the yard. I have a sundial in the south garden. The land around the house is dry. There are low lands down further and it is on these that animals grow best. Even all the good horses that were bred here, it was down there that they grazed; there were champions of Dublin and Balmoral Shows. I loved horses. I rode out in the Duhallows since a very early age. I seemed to be very lucky with many colts.
The farm was later regained back in the family. There was a man from Coolmore who laid out the gardens. He was a very industrious fellow. He knew how to arrange things. He was Ned O’ Sullivan. He had a black hat. He was a real labourer. But my father gave him a free hand since he was so good. I am an anti-spray and anti- artificial fertilizer farmer. I am adjoining John Coghlan and the late James Barry’s farms. Although Granard is my postal address, the historical people say this place is Foirt Moylan.