School: Cloonlyon G. (roll number 12937)

Cloonlyon, Co. Mayo
Annie Burke
The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0116, Page 198

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  1. Grainne
    Her first husband was O'Flaherty ruler of Connemara who died in a short time. She then married Sir Richard Bourke Mc William Oughter.
    Tradition hands down a singular item of the contract & that was.
    The alliance was to last for a year when it could be dissolved by either saying to the other 'I dismiss you'
    Grainne took advantage of the years alliance to garrison all Mac Williams castles with her own followers.
    At the end of the year as Mac William was entering one of his castles
    Grainnes ended the alliance by saying "I dismiss you".
    Transcribed by a member of our volunteer transcription project.
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        1. Grace O'Malley (~10)