School: Ceathrú na gCloch, Gleann Fraoigh (roll number 12806)

Carrownaglogh, Co. Mayo
Bríd Bhreathnach
The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0128, Page 534

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0128, Page 534

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  1. According to traditions, still vivid amongst the people of Gleann Fhraoigh, Bearna na Gaoithe, was the scene of the operations of a band of outlaws, who fled to this remote spot from the disastrous battle of Ballinamuck.
    Many a land agent, carrying his rackrents to Dublin, was relieved of his money, as the mail coach passed through Bearna na Gaoithe.
    The name of the robber chief still lives in a mountain cave known as "Rory's cave"
    There was a price on Rory's head and it is said that, on one occasion he was tracked to a small tavern, near Loch Talt , a picturesque lake lying at the foot of Cnoc Crommas, to the east of Bearna na Gaoithe. Rory fled, jumped into a boat, and was hotly pursued by the spy in another boat. In the middle of the lake
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    1. time
      1. historical periods by name (~25)
        1. 1798 (~642)
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