School: Cloidheach (roll number 12090)

Location:
Claídeach, Co. na Gaillimhe
Teacher:
Máire Úna Ní Cheallaigh
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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0023, Page 0135

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  1. The Normans who lived in Cargan Castle were very friendly with those of Annakeen who were bitter enemies of the soldiers of Cong.
    One day a small band of Cong soldiers came to Annakeen and seeing a man working in a field they cut off his hands and legs and killed him.
    When the soldiers in Annakeen castle heard of the outrage, they asked help of the soldiers of Cargan and marched to Cong. A great battle was fought on the plain of Magh Tuireadh in which many men on both sides were killed.
    Neither of the parties were satisfied and they fought another more bloody battle a few hundred yards from Cargan Castle beside Lough Corrib at a place now called Crann Cam. The Cargan and Annakeen soldiers were
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    Language
    English
    Collector
    Mary Anne Egan
    Gender
    Female
    Address
    Claídeach, Co. na Gaillimhe
    Informant
    Thomas Egan
    Relation
    Parent
    Gender
    Male
    Age
    60
    Occupation
    Farmer
    Address
    Claídeach, Co. na Gaillimhe