School: Cloonlyon G. (roll number 12937)

Cloonlyon, Co. Mayo
Annie Burke
The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0116, Page 196

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  1. French landed in 1798.
    Also round tower ruins of a Dun, Abbey, earthen forts and a dolman and some Ogham stones.
    Transcribed by a member of our volunteer transcription project.
  2. This is 4 miles from Castlebar.
    Round tower 57 feet in circumference.
    Here also are the ruins where lie the remains of the noted George Robert Fitzgerald (Fighting Fitz) whose exploits brought him to the gallows in 1786.
    St Patrick lived in Turlough and baptised thousands at the well of sin - holy well west of Belmullet.
    The islands off the Irish coast old world legends still circulate.
    Innishglory - the Isle of Glory.
    Legend has it that the dead are subject to such extraordinary and preserving influence that their nails and hair glow as in life so that their descendants to the 10th generation can come and with pious care pare one and clip the other.
    The children of Lir sailed these waters as swans.
    Transcribed by a member of our volunteer transcription project.
    1. time
      1. historical periods by name (~25)
        1. 1798 (~642)