In fact, there are two boreens; one known as Spellmans and the other known as Boithrin Thom ( same family, if not individual, though). Boithrin Thom is to the South, overgrown and generally unusable today. Thanks P.G. and S.C.
Spellman had a house near Tommy Hynes and then moved to the Junction near Crown Control on the Monivea road. The I.D.A. aquired ownership of this and other lands and the Spellmans moved into Mervue.