School: Caitrín Naomhtha, Eachdhruim (roll number 14423)

Aughrim, Co. Galway
Pádraig Ó Ceocháin
The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0029, Page 0266

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    from Aughrim. It is so called because the bodies of the soldiers that were killed at the battle of Aughrim, were said to be in this hollow. The bodies were about five or six feet deep.
    St. Ruth's Bush: There was once a bush growing in the hill of Aughrim, about one mile from Aughrim, and it was called "St. Ruth's Bush". The bush is not there now.
    Visitors coming to look at the bush used to take pieces of it away with them. The bush was replaced by cartloads of stones. The stones are there yet.
    The reason this place is called St. Ruth's Bush is that at the battle of Aughrim the English soldiers blew off St. Ruth's head at that spot.
    (Mary Larkin, Meelehan)_
    Transcribed by a member of our volunteer transcription project.
  2. There are a good many Irish place-names in our locality, but it is very difficult to know how they got them.
    The townland I live in is called Liscapple. This is how it got it's name:-
    There are a few forts in this townland, and it is said that there were horses stabled in these forts during the battle of Aughrim.
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    Transcribed by a member of our volunteer transcription project.
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    Liscappul, Co. Galway
    Anthony Meheran
    Liscappul, Co. Galway