School: Claremorris (B.) (roll number 9863)

Claremorris, Co. Mayo
The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0098, Page 167

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  1. In my district there are many forts. In the townland of Streamstown there is a fort. In the townland of Ardroe also is another fort. From one fort you can see the other. It is said that the fairies have a run from one fort to the other under the ground. The forts are round in shape.
    In the Ardroe fort there is a big stone in the middle of it. On that stone there were certain words printed long ago. That writing is gone off that stone now. The forts are surrounded by trees.
    The man that owned the Streamstown fort ploughed it one year. After he ploughed it he got very sick and the people said that the cause of it was that he had no right to plough it. The Irish built the forts to protect themselves from the Danes.
    Transcribed by a member of our volunteer transcription project.
    1. place-space-environment
      1. legendary and spiritual places (~158)
        1. fairy forts (~5,616)
    J. Mullee