School: Lochán na mBan (roll number 7816)

Loughaunnaman, Co. Mayo
Tomás Ó Conghaile

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0099, Page 294

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got married to Mary Prendergast. Micheál Mór Prendergast and Frank French were great friends. Richard Jordan lived in Rooskey. Micheál Mór lived in the village of Knock. [ Note on margin – Jennings Cloonlee Knock] He lived in a house where the Jennings family lived [ ‘first in the old Post Office’- stroked through] in Cloonlee Knock [ Marginal note- Jennings family Cloonlee]. Micheál Mór was a fine big strong fellow.
Hubert Trench who lived in Carrane was a friend of the Jordans who lived in Rathslevin in Kiltimagh. In the year of 1798 there was a great rebellion. They hung Frank French in Castlebar.

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The word Loughanemon means the lake of the women.

The word Loughanemon means the lake of the women. Long ago there was a wake in Loughanemon. Three women came to this wake. During the night the three women got drunk. After a while they went home.

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Ciss Mc Hugh
Loughaunnaman, Co. Mayo