My own research of the Duchas files (many of which I have transcribed ) covering the locality I live in and write about. Anyone who has worked on them realises their worth but the info contained has to be taken cum grano salis. Landlords with cloven feet, tails, etc. or evictions by a named landlord when that landlord was long dead & estate sold. Schoolkids with a homework project, asking granddad for a tale and they get one! I repeat - they are worthwhile and interesting, but the 'serious stuff' needs careful checking.